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Fittler calls for NRL judiciary overhaul

AAP logoAAP 21/08/2016

Brad Fittler has called for an overhaul of the NRL judiciary, blasting it as convoluted and "a bit of crap".

Fittler lamented that the game's judicial process had become too difficult for the average fan to understand and called for the introduction of common sense.

"Let's go back to the old school, look at each incident and just say `righto, you're out for two weeks'," Fitter told the Sunday Footy Show.

"The whole wording of all these difference things - careless, reckless, the gradings, it's all turned into a bit of crap I think," Fittler told the Sunday Footy Show.

Rankled by inconsistencies in penalties handed down by the match review committee and judiciary, the former NSW and Australian captain called for those deciding the charges to call a spade a spade.

He praised decision-makers for charging Canterbury prop Sam Kasiano - who is facing two to three weeks out - for his kick to the face of Brisbane skipper Corey Parker.

However admonished them for allowing Gold Coast captain Ryan James to play this week after having his high-tackle charge downgraded for his shot on James Tedesco.

The Tigers fullback is likely to miss the rest of the year with a broken jaw and Fittler said Tedesco's injury should have come into the judiciary's consideration.

"I think it's humanly impossible not to take into consideration if you've injured a player," Fittler said.

"Obviously the Tedesco case, you know he's got a broken jaw.

"In (Kasiano's) case he split Corey Parker all over the lips, you know, you've seen the pictures, it's impossible to deny that."

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