Barrett says he'll cop Brown's
slap "on the chin"

St George Illawarra captain Trent Barrett says he's sorted out his differences with Nathan Brown and, in his own words, will cop his coach's slap on the chin.

A frustrated Brown slapped Barrett across the face while giving his captain and teammates Lance Thompson and Brett Firman a sideline blast during yesterday's National Rugby League game at WIN Stadium.

The slap seen by the crowd and other players on the big screen at the ground and proved a decisive turning point in the match, won 38-12 by Manly. Barrett says Brown has apologised for his outburst and the struggling Saints need to put the incident behind them.