The match review committee has come under fire as NRL champions and prominent commentators Corey Parker and Michael Ennis fiercely debated the system.
The angst comes as Sydney star Jared Waerea-Hargreaves prepares his judiciary challenge in the hope of avoiding a ban.
The 30-year-old was cited for a high tackle late in his side’s six-point loss to South Sydney on Thursday.
Former Blues representative Ennis said Waerea-Hargreaves is in hot water.
“He’s collected him in the head so it is game over for Jared,” Ennis told Fox League’s The Big League Wrap.
“I can’t see him getting off.
“I’ve played the game long enough and Jared plays the game tough but the contact is in the head.”
However, Broncos legend Parker slammed the system over the charge, arguing similar indiscretions have escaped scrutiny.
“Only weeks ago Jared led with the head against Josh McGuire and nothing was done because it was Josh McGuire on the ground and we loved it,” Parker said.
“We laughed about it saying how good it was and now we are saying Waerea-Hargreaves should be rubbed out.”
Meanwhile, as Rabbitohs captain Sam Burgess prepares to sit out one game for hair-pulling, Parker said the punishment doesn’t fit the crime.
“We are going to miss Sam Burgess against Jared Waerea-Hargreaves for the kick-off of our finals series, it is ridiculous,” he said.
“If this was a preliminary final and he was to miss a grand final for hair-pulling are we serious?”
The Roosters and Rabbitohs will go into battle once again in Friday night’s final at the SCG.