June 24, 2024

Amid a gripping NRL clash on Easter Monday, Wests Tigers prop Dave Klemmer finds himself embroiled in controversy, accused of employing deceitful tactics to secure his team’s victory over Parramatta.

In addition to the cheating accusation, Klemmer has also been caught making an offensive gesture towards Eels player Clint Gutherson. This incident occurred after Gutherson missed a crucial penalty attempt that could have sealed the win for Parramatta.

Wests Tigers prop Dave Klemmer (centre, carrying ball) has sensationally been accused of cheating to ensure his team beat Parramatta in an Easter Monday NRL thriller

Klemmer’s alleged misconduct occurred during Gutherson’s penalty kick, as he positioned himself between the Parramatta captain and the goalposts. Just before Gutherson took the kick, Klemmer visibly jumped in an apparent effort to disrupt his opponent’s concentration.

According to NRL regulations, opposing players are prohibited from interfering with a kicker before a goal attempt. Many rugby league enthusiasts believe that Klemmer’s actions warranted a penalty, potentially giving Gutherson another opportunity to clinch victory for his team.

Moments after Clint Gutherson’s missed opportunity, an animated Dave Klemmer was seen making an obscene gesture, raising his left fist in a provocative manner, as the Tigers claimed a thrilling 17-16 victory at CommBank Stadium.

Following the match, fans took to social media to express their opinions on Klemmer’s actions. One fan questioned why Klemmer would risk giving Gutherson another chance to kick the penalty, while another suggested that Klemmer’s behavior may have violated the rules, warranting another opportunity for Parramatta to score.

Another supporter felt that Klemmer’s actions towards Gutherson were inappropriate and should not have occurred.

Under the guidance of new coach Benji Marshall, the Tigers have been performing well, currently sitting in the NRL top eight after securing victories over the Sharks and Eels in consecutive matches.

Looking ahead, Marshall’s Tigers will face a significant challenge as they go up against Wayne Bennett’s Dolphins at Suncorp Stadium on Saturday. Meanwhile, Parramatta faces a tough road game against the Raiders at GIO Stadium on Sunday.

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