Shoulder charge/or not is still dividing opinion at all levels in the game:
Despite being rubbed out of the game, the controversial tackle is back dividing opinion.
On NRL 360 on Wednesday night, Maguire (Rabbitohs Coach) said he believes there should be strict penalties for those players who make contact with a player's head with the current system too hard to police.
“I think it’s going to still continually create controversy on what is and what isn’t a shoulder charge,” Maguire said on NRL360.
“As a rugby league lover I love those clashes.
“I would say if it got contact with the head then obviously ramifications have got to come.
“To watch last year when Greg Inglis picks up the ball on a kick return and Chrissy Sandow comes down and bounces off him, we all probably had a chuckle. It was actually great contact, you miss those sorts of parts of the game.”
However Australian coach Tim Sheens disagreed, stating the modern game has no room for such risky practice.
“Old scrums are gone and getting stomped on the ground is gone and getting hit behind the ear is gone,” Sheens said.
“Today the game is about a certain amount of safety and the shoulder charge it’s alright to say (penalise him) if he hits him in the head but if he does (hit his head) it can kill him.”