The brother of former Sunshine Coast Falcons prop James Ackerman says calls to bring back the shoulder charge in rugby league “are very disappointing”.
The 25-year-old Ackerman died as a result of a shoulder charge gone wrong in a Queensland Cup match six weeks ago.
“Yeah, very hard to see what’s come out over the last few days, it’s been very disappointing to be honest,” Andrew Ackerman told Triple M radio.
“We’re still grieving, it’s six weeks ago.
“You’ve got experts, Channel Nine commentators saying bring it back.
“I could not believe it.”