Off the Wall

The weekend should have been cause for great celebration for the greatest game of all - outstanding state of origin television ratings, a couple of upset results, and the Raiders unveiling a statue of Mal Meninga.

But no, once again, for the second weekend in a row the headlines are about off field issues at the Roosters.

And once again, the response from the club, and the NRL, leaves much to be desired. But should we be at all surprised?

For as long as the NRL refuses to take control of off field behaviour issues, the bad publicity will be dragged out, and unnecessarily dragged out to the game