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Manly chairman calls for NRL consistency

By Steve Jancetic 11/08/2009 02:14:58 PM Comments (0)

Manly chairman Scott Penn has repeated his call for consistency from the NRL in dealing with off-field issues but says he won't contact the governing body to discuss a possible ban for Melbourne superstar Greg Inglis.

Inglis was on Monday charged with assault following an alleged attack which reportedly left his girlfriend with two black eyes.

He is due to appear in court in Melbourne on Wednesday and was stood down indefinitely by the Storm.

Penn called for the NRL to ensure consistency after it came in over the Sea Eagles board to ensure Manly star Brett Stewart was banned for four matches after he was charged with sexual assault in March.

"The NRL's aware of our stance, and how we feel about it," Penn said on Tuesday.

"The NRL's there for a reason. We've had dialogue in the past about the consistency as we see it, but the NRL's there to do a job and we're sure that they'll do it.

"We've been on record in the past saying the NRL stepped in when they had to, obviously the Melbourne club's already made a stance and if the NRL chooses to take any action, we just ask for consistency."

Asked about rugby league being dragged through the mud yet again in what has been a turbulent year for the code, Penn said: "Clearly we've got a few issues to deal with in the game, clearly no one's happy with what's going on and we need to review why it's happened and change it going forward.

"It's disappointing. We've got a very exciting finals series coming up - for the first time in a long time a lot of teams are competitive at the right time.

"Fans are getting excited about that and we don't need to disappoint them any more, we've just got to bring it to a stop."

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