Sydney Roosters captain Boyd Cordner admits he "doesn't know what a shoulder charge is any more" after Billy Slater was cleared to play in the NRL Grand Final.
Slater escaped sanction after an apparently blatant shoulder charge on Sosaia Feki in Melbourne's semi-final win over Cronulla.
“After that I don’t know what a shoulder charge is any more. I think you’re all sitting there thinking the same thing,” Cordner told Triple M.
"Although it’s good to have a legend of our game and one of the best ever play his last game at a grand final, on the other hand you sit there scratching your head about what are the rules around that?
“For me it’s a shoulder charge. We can’t do much about it. We’re playing the Storm with a full-strength team.”
Cordner thought Slater would escape suspension for his hit on Feki once he chose to fight the charge.
“I always thought he would play," the back-rower said. "I think everyone did.
"Either way there was going to be some noise about it. Everyone, just move on. We were preparing for Billy to play anyway."