skins, tights given the slip

SOMETIMES truth is stranger than fiction and the latest QRL directive regarding player’s apparel has left quite a few scratching their heads.

The new rule imposed on rugby league clubs statewide is that player’s skins or tights must not extend past the length of the jersey or playing shorts.

The directive states the clothing can be “worn but not seen”.

QRL’s regional co-ordinator for Capricorn Rob Crow said after just one week, the rule has already received some stern feedback from players.

“Not too many regions are happy with the directive,” he said.

“I don’t think it’s correct.

“The innuendo is that the player wearing the gear can get an unfair advantage because the tackling player can’t get a grip.”

Crow said he thought there would have been more consultation with clubs and regional representatives before the law was implemented. A review of the changes is expected to go before the committee in a fortnight’s time.

Central Highlands Rugby League spokesperson Pat Booker said all clubs in the region had been notified of the new policy.

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