Former Roosters fighter Jared Waerea-Hargreaves risks a stint in the reserve class if he doesn’t correct his “bad discipline,” says rugby league greats Laurie Daley.
Waerea-Hargreaves was on edge throughout his Friday defeat against the Rabbitohs, spitting out two penalties and cutting through a restless figure.
Daley has said Roosters coach Trent Robinson may well decide to wake up the great Kiwi.
“It’s a handicap if he plays like that,” Daley said on Sky Sports Radio on Monday.
“He doesn’t have to prove he’s tough. We already know that, but he needs to be more disciplined. As badly disciplined as he was this weekend, I don’t think Trent Robinson will take it.
“I think Trent is going to give him a little stint in reserve class to say, ‘Hey man, that’s no choice here at his soccer club so you have to turn around pretty quickly and we need to. you on the pitch because of Boyd Cordner’s loss, there’s no Jake Friend, there’s no Luke Keary.
“” You are an established forward rower, one of the toughest to play, one of the best forwards we’ve had. You can’t go on like you did this weekend. We need leadership from you and we haven’t. I didn’t understand it last weekend. “
Waerea-Hargreaves has played 234 of his 240 NRL games for the Roosters, still walking a fine line with his famous assault.
The Roosters passed a major South Sydney reality test, losing 26-16 after starting the season with strong wins over weaker teams.
An ACL injury to Keary and an MCL setback for Lachlan Lam was an added nightmare to the loss.
The Roosters face the Warriors on Sunday in the fourth round.
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