Greg Alexander slams Storm and former skipper Cameron Smith for dirty tackles now seen in the NRL

Footy legends Greg Alexander and Cameron Smith get right into a confrontation after Penrith nice mentioned the Storm have pioneered ALL of the NRL’s dirtiest ways – prompting an indignant response

  • Footy legend Greg Alexander has accused Melbourne of questionable ways
  • Told listeners on SEN Radio the Storm launched the wrestle into the NRL
  • Dangerous tackles such because the hen wing, crusher and hip-drop adopted
  • Storm nice and SEN colleague Cameron Smith felt Alexander was out of line 

Footy nice Greg Alexander has sensationally accused Melbourne of introducing a lot of questionable tackling strategies into the NRL stretching again 20 years.

Speaking on SEN Radio, Alexander singled out the Storm and their long-time former captain Cameron Smith, who vigorously defended the membership from the explosive allegation.

‘I did not assume it was any kind of revelation once I made these feedback in regards to the hip-drop emanating out of Melbourne Storm,’ Alexander mentioned on Friday on the breakfast sports activities present he co-hosts with fellow rugby league id Andrew Voss.

‘I used to be shocked that Cameron (Smith) and [SEN co-host] Denan [Kemp] had been shocked that somebody would not truly assume that the hip-drop began out of Melbourne. 

‘I assumed it was simply the overall consensus that during the last 20 years all of the tackles, the wrestling strategies had come out of Melbourne.

NRL great Greg Alexander has sensationally accused Melbourne of introducing a number of questionable tackling techniques into the NRL stretching back to 2002

NRL nice Greg Alexander has sensationally accused Melbourne of introducing a lot of questionable tackling strategies into the NRL stretching again to 2002

Melbourne's greatest ever player Cameron Smith refuted the suggestion and felt Alexander was out of line

Melbourne’s best ever participant Cameron Smith refuted the suggestion and felt Alexander was out of line

‘I is likely to be leaping to a conclusion, however I do not assume I’m.’

Alexander, who can also be an advisor for the NSW Blues and Deputy Chairman on the Panthers, went onto level out two of the primary three fees of 2020 for hip-drop tackles within the NRL got here from Melbourne Storm gamers Jesse Bromwich and Max King.

‘I distinctly keep in mind the Max King incident as a result of I used to be calling the sport (for Fox Sports)…(Max) King simply fell on the again of Blake Lawrie’s leg,’ he mentioned.

‘I feel historical past exhibits – and it is not a stretch for me to leap to a Melbourne Storm conclusion – that the grapple, the hen wing, the rolling pin, the crusher, the hip-drop – I feel all of them emanate out of Melbourne. Melbourne have led the best way. 

‘They have modified the sport again in 2002-2003 the place the wrestle turned a part of the sport.’

Alexander believes the Storm - long blamed for slowing down the ruck with wrestling techniques - also brought in dirty tackles like the hip drop that broke Wests star Jackson Hastings' leg last weekend

Alexander believes the Storm – lengthy blamed for slowing down the ruck with wrestling strategies – additionally introduced in soiled tackles just like the hip drop that broke Wests star Jackson Hastings’ leg final weekend

Smith – a colleague of Alexander’s on SEN – hit again.

‘I do not know how one can provide you with that remark,’ Smith mentioned. ‘To single out one membership to say that launched that deal with into our sport, that is a bit bit excessive.

‘Off the highest of my head, I can not ever recall seeing Brandy (Alexander) at one among our coaching classes. I can not.

‘To single out the Melbourne Storm, that’s actually unfair.’

Alexander’s feedback add additional spice to the already intense rivalry between Penrith and Melbourne, who subsequent subsequent sq. off on August 11 at Bluebet Stadium in spherical 22. 

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