NRL wants requirements for pitches

Sydney Roosters coach Trent Robinson says the usual of fields should be constant for all NRL matches after winger Brett Morris was injured at Lottoland. Roosters coach Trent Robinson says the NRL should undertake AFL pointers for taking part in surfaces after new recruit Brett Morris was helped off the sector with a suspected MCL harm throughout his facet’s 26-18 win over the Sea Eagles. Morris may have scans on his left knee after he landed awkwardly in a sort out as he backed up James Tedesco’s break within the shadows of halftime at Lottoland on Saturday night time.  The winger’s knee bought caught within the sodden turf as a big divot flew into the air. It’s not the primary time Morris has fallen sufferer to the Brookvale floor, with the veteran injuring himself when his foot sunk into the turf whereas taking part in for Canterbury there in 2015. The state of the floor is now a real concern after a pre-season trial sport in February needed to be moved to Shark Park to keep away from any pointless danger of participant harm. The Sea Eagles journey to New Zealand subsequent week however return to Lottoland on April 6 to tackle the Rabbitohs, pending any inquiries into the protection of their floor. “As a coach you don’t wish to come right here and complain about Brookvale Oval,” Robinson stated. “However we have to be sure that the usual of the floor is constant throughout all NRL groups. It’s not that tough, we’re an expert sport now. We simply have to have skilled requirements throughout the floor. “The knee went into the turf after which a clump comes up. It digs proper in and twists on that. It shouldn’t go in that far, to be trustworthy.” The 2-time premiership-winning coach known as for motion, citing the AFL’s diligence when it got here to consistency throughout the board concerning taking part in circumstances. “It’s in all probability not proper to deliver up one other code, however they do it effectively,” he stated. “The AFL has sure restrictions on the bottom. It must be examined to get to AFL customary in regards to the hardness and the softness. There’s a ranking, and when you’re not in that ranking, you'll be able to’t maintain your AFL video games. We’re not at that degree. “We’ve bought a tremendous floor and a tremendous stadium, however the floor varies. We have to have a look at that as a sport to standardise our fields proper throughout [the board] and ensure there’s a high-quality floor for the athletes we’ve bought taking part in.” Morris’ harm was the one bitter observe as Luke Keary’s 4 first-half strive assists killed off the competition earlier than the Sea Eagles tried to mount a late comeback.