Trent Robinson has accused the Cowboys of creating a siege mentality ahead of their semi-final clash.
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Sydney Roosters coach has slammed North Queensland for attempting to create a siege mentality ahead of Friday’s semi-final clash between the two sides.
Cowboys coach Paul Green was hit with a $10,000 fine for questioning the NRL’s judiciary process after the club opted not to challenge Tariq Sims’ five match ban for a shoulder charge on Broncos co-captain Justin Hodges.
Robinson thinks Green made the comments to fire up his own players for the game.
“I don’t know why Paul did it, but it was his choice. It was a shoulder charge,” Robinson is quoted as saying by AAP.
“If it was three weeks, four weeks or five weeks, it was always going to get charged.
“I think they are (using it) to try to get ready for the game and so they should.”
Robinson also blasted Townsville media, saying they had been disrespectful to Roosters retiring star Anthony Minichiello.
“There’s been a bit of talk about disrespect in the last week,” Robinson said.
“Nothing to do with the Cowboys, but the way they’ve built the game up up there, they are having a go at Mini.
“They’ve got him done up as a chook on the front page of their paper – a guy that’s just played 300 games and is about to retire.
“The disrespect they’ve showed by going down that road, they’ve definitely tried to build it up in North Queensland.”