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NRL should ban the pat after slap: Bennett

NZ Newswire logoNZ Newswire 13/04/2017 Laine Clark

Wayne Bennett says the NRL should go one step further than banning the slap and outlaw the "disrespectful" practice of head patting.

The NRL competition committee this week recommended any player who struck an opponent with an open hand would be sin-binned.

"The other thing I can't handle is (rivals) patting someone on the head when they make a mistake - that is rubbish," Bennett said.

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