10 Feb 2013

Shoulder charge gets support

6:09 pm on 10 February 2013

Manly front-rower George Rose has proposed a compromise on the National Rugby League's controversial shoulder charge ban.

A tongue-in-cheek Rose suggests officials could introduce an "applause metre" and, if the crowd loved the hit, the refs should call "play on".

More than 40,000 fans had their say on the outlawed shoulder charge during Saturday night's annual All Stars clash at Suncorp Stadium, and the roar that greeted big Indigenous All Stars prop Rose's 37th-minute hit on rival Josh Morris was a message to the game's administrators from the paying public that they love the big collisions.