NRL coach cops huge fine after 'incompetent' post-match rant

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Roosters coach Trent Robinson (pictured) has been fined $10,000 for his comments about the Bunker after his team's loss. (Getty Images)
Roosters coach Trent Robinson (pictured) has been fined $10,000 for his comments about the Bunker after his team's loss. (Getty Images)

The NRL has slapped Roosters coach Trent Robinson with a huge fine after his post-match rant after his team lost to the Eels on the weekend.

Robinson was left fuming after two controversial incidents marred the Roosters' 31-18 loss to the Eels.

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The bunker somehow missed Dylan Brown sliding knees-first into opposite number Hutchison, leaving the Roosters five-eighth in hospital with broken ribs and a punctured lung.

The incident formed part of a try review that was already sent to video officials, but the footage was cut off before the contact.

It meant Brown was only put on report after halftime and not sin-binned, while Marata Niukore also stayed on the field despite a high shot on Tedesco in the same play.

This sparked a post-match rant from coach Robinson.

"Don't send a letter and then not back it up," Robinson said.

"That incident (with Brown and Hutchison) wasn't good enough from the bunker and the referees.

"It's ridiculous. That's incompetent."

But his comments towards the bunker have landed him in hot water after his was fined $10,000 for the press conference.

However, the fine has been suspended as long as the three-time premiership coach refrains from re-offending.

Raiders coach escapes fine

While Robinson copped a penalty, Raiders coach Ricky Stuart escaped a fine.

Stuart swore during his post-match press conference after the Knights turned around a half-time deficit to defeat his Raiders.

But he was hit with an official warning, which marks the second time in six weeks the coach has been given an official caution.

with AAP

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