As much as I don't like Kearney, or Parramatta, or anything that's not Manly tbh, I thought his idea of 18th man being able to sub for someone injured by foul play has some merit. For anyone that didn't hear it, Kearney said in his press conference that his side were disadvantaged by Moi Moi being sidelined for virtually the whole game after Kasiano's hit, and that maybe, in such a situation, the 18th man could be brought in. I've heard some commentators suggest it could be rorted and manipulated by some coaches, but I'm not sure how. If a player is injured by an act that is placed on report, or worse, his place in the 17 could be taken by the 18th man (which I believe all teams carry in the case of a player injured in warm up etc), therefore you couldn't just replace any injured player. The incident must have been put on report, which the coaches have no control over. Once replaced in the 17, the injured player cannot take any more part in the game, even if he makes a miraculous recovery. Just interested in what everyone's thoughts were on this.