St George Illawarra captain Ben Hunt has revealed he reprimanded teammate Zac Lomax following his bizarre try celebration last week.
Lomax celebrated a Dragons try by jumping on the back of Knights backrower Tyson Frizell, who confronted the agitator and started a brawl.
“I’ve talked to Zac since then. He knows he did the wrong thing,” Hunt told 9News.
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“I said to him that’s something that doesn’t belong at our club and doesn’t need to happen. He recognises that and knows he made a mistake.”
According to Hunt, acts such as Lomax’s do not have a place at the Dragons or in the NRL altogether. However, he did admit that it was out of character from his teammate.
“I guess it’s what they call a bit of a brain-snap,” he said.
“He probably just saw an old teammate and tried to rub it in a bit.”
“I just don’t think there’s a need to be trying to rub things into the opposition player in that way.
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“If you want to play the game tough and tackle hard and get stuck into players that way then so be it, but I don’t think there’s a place for cheap things off the ball like that.”
Lomax, Hunt and the Dragons will be next in action on Anzac Day when they face off against the Sydney Roosters.
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