Cronulla enforcer Royce Hunt has sensationally labelled Raiders prop Corey Horsburgh a “weak-gutted canine” quoting Ricky Stuart’s notorious press convention.
Hunt was despatched to the bin for hanging 50 minutes into the Sharks’ conflict with Canberra on Sunday, retaliating after he was held within the scrum by his opposing man.
The 27-year-old has now pencilled of their Spherical 27 rematch and made it clear he thought poorly of Horsburgh’s actions.
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“As Ricky Stuart would say, he’s a weak-gutted canine,” Hunt mentioned at a press convention.
“We’ll get him subsequent sport.”
Hunt additionally accused Horsburgh of hiding behind Jack Wighton after he was pushed onto his again, trying to exit the scrum, stating “we’ll see if he fronts up”.
“I’ve by no means seen a front-rower cover behind a halfback,” Hunt mentioned.
“You’ll be able to’t simply maintain me in and push me over and never count on something. I used to be a bit upset about that.
“It’s what it’s, it’s rugby league. We get on with it and bash him subsequent sport.”
The entrance row pair have been teammates previously, enjoying collectively for Mt Pritchard in NSW Cup 5 years in the past.
Talking after his aspect’s 24-20 loss on Sunday, Sharks coach Craig Fitzgibbon additionally mentioned his prop shouldn’t have been held within the scrum.
Nevertheless, he lamented Hunt’s actions in placing stress on his staff.
“You’ll be able to’t simply maintain onto somebody from the again of a scrum, push them over… however you’ll be able to’t do what Royce did so it ought to have been picked up by somebody earlier than Royce retaliated,” Fitzgibbon mentioned.
“Royce shouldn’t have retaliated like that, particularly not whereas we have been defending our objective line.
“So Royce will get a lesson in that however you’ll be able to’t maintain somebody again from a scrum, push them over then get away scot-free whereas we lose Royce for 10 minutes.”
Initially printed as ‘He’s a weak-gutted canine’: Shark’s enforcer goes nuclear on rival