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Schifcofske refuses to kick habit

17/03/2004 07:57:17 PM Comments (0)

Canberra fullback Clinton Schifcofske vowed to continue with his goal-kicking routine after becoming the first player to break the National Rugby League's 90-second time limit.

Raiders chief executive Simon Hawkins indicated he would appeal a $2000 breach notice issued to the club by the NRL.

Schifcofske took 95 seconds for his sixth and final kick in the Raiders' clash with St George Illawarra at Loki Jubilee Oval on Sunday.

"Five seconds over - you make your own assumptions what you think," Schifcofske told AAP.

"They (the NRL) set a precedent. It'll be interesting to see whether they stick to it.

"At least we know where we stand with the kickers. I'll have to pull my finger out."

The Raiders have until March 26 to appeal the breach notice.

During the off-season Raiders assistant coach Terry Matter son timed the goal-kicking of Schifcofske, who went from placing the ball on sand to a kicking tee to quicken the process, and the Queenslander regularly went under 90 seconds.

"I understand where they're coming from with it but jeer it's a very technical breach isn't it?," said Hawkins.

"In percentage terms it's like pinging a player for being nine and a half metres back and half a metre off-side."

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