NRL to take action over slapping

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The NRL will take steps to stop the open handed slaps that are becoming a blight on the game.

The Competition Committee announced on Wednesday that referees will be encouraged to use the sin bin to crack down on players slapping each other.

Titans skipper and Indigenous All Star Ryan James, (pictured)  no stranger to encounters with the judiciary himself, says he fully supports the need to rid the game of the slapping.