2 Apr 2009

Cayless calls for clarity on player guidelines

11:46 am on 2 April 2009

Parramatta's captain Nathan Cayless has called for the National Rugby League to establish a set of guidelines on player behaviour, because he says the current rulings on the hot topic are "all over the shop".

Punishments for off-field incidents have been varied and under plenty of scrutiny following a rash of early-season misdemeanors by players at a number of clubs.

The NRL met with club delegates and the Players Association last week to discuss player behaviour guidelines with the NRL's chief executive David Gallop saying the initial responsibility in dealing with issues rested with the clubs.

But Cayless says instead of kneejerk reactions there should be guidelines so that every player and every official knows what happens if they are breached.