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WRESTLING TACTICS: In Sydney, Adrian Proszenko wrote it is "the scourge of the game; the biggest turn-off for fans, players and coaches alike." But the NRL admits that "it is all but powerless to stamp wrestling out of rugby league." As the clubs resort to employing jiu-jitsu experts, the governing body concedes that "it has no plan to abolish wrestling tactics from the code." Greenberg said that powerbrokers "were clamping down harder than ever on potentially dangerous manoeuvres, pointing to several recent charges by the match review committee." But when asked whether the tactic was now so embedded into the modern game it could not be eradicated, he said, "That's probably a question more for coaches, on how they play" (SMH, 9/2).