Rooster’s cheeky tactic booted

THE chicken wing, prowler and scorpion tackles have all been outlawed in recent years, and you can now add another bizarre name to that list - James Maloney's boot burglar tactic.

The Roosters five-eighth has been caught throwing the boots of opposing players into the crowd this season.

He did it to the Raiders' Blake Ferguson a month ago and the Titans' Kevin Gordon last Sunday.

Gordon had to play on for more than five minutes before getting his boot back.

NRL general manager of operations Nathan McGuirk told News Limited: "An incident which involves any risk of injury to a fan or a player, such as a boot being thrown into the crowd, is of concern.

"We have addressed the issue with the Roosters football department."

Roosters coach Trent Robinson said he was aware of the tactic and would speak to the representative playmaker, who he described as "cheeky", to ensure he respected the laws of the game.

Topics:  nrl sydney city roosters

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