The Cowboys find themselves extremely lucky today, to only cop a $25,000 fine imposed by the NRL for last weekends interchange breach.
Amazingly the Cowboys escaped deduction of NRL competition points, mainly because the NRL sideline official made an error in the provision of replacement cards.
Had the sideline official done his job correctly, the Cowboys most certainly would have lost points as the official rule from the NRL states:
“If a 14th player is on the field in any circumstances and for any reason, the club will lose the points it earns from the match.”
The Cowboys breathe easy now, as they consolidate their points from the win against Canberra combined with a bye this weekend – putting their previous slide behind them.