Doust calls Hall over Ryles

Dragon's officials have assured judiciary commissioner Jim Hall that they will take action to clean up firebrand Test Prop Jason Ryles' on-field behaviour.

Ryles was placed on report on Saturday night for an alleged head butt on Wests prop John Skandalis, after being baited at a scrum by the Tiger's forward. However, Hall has decided not to charge the 23-year-old because he didn't deem the offence serious.

That didn't stop St George Illawarra chief executive Peter Doust ringing Hall to relay the club's concerns over its young prop. Ryles has a poor judiciary record, gracing the steps at Phillip Street four times in his 55-game career. Last year the Dragons spoke him to about tempering his on-field aggression.