22 Sep 2011

Warriors keen to reverse NRL penalty count

6:56 am on 22 September 2011

The New Zealand Warriors coach Ivan Cleary has met with National Rugby league referees boss Bill Harrigan to discuss the sides high penalty count issues.

Cleary claims that his NRL side has been copping rough treatment from the referees.

In addition to the recent lop-sided penalty counts against his side in their finals clashes, the Warriors are yet to win a count outside of New Zealand - and preliminary final opponents Melbourne have lost just two at home all year.

Cleary doesn't believe the Warriors discipline has warranted the number of penalties.

Of even greater concern for Cleary ahead of Saturday night's AAMI Park clash will be the Storm's impressive discipline on home soil - they've only lost two penalty counts in Melbourne, but are yet to win a count when travelling.

Cleary spoke to referees boss Bill Harrigan this week and says he is pleased with the discussion and says Harrigan told him to keep doing what they're doing.