The Storm judge that the Panthers - done the people media - are attempting to undermine their rubric defence by putting unit connected referee Gerard Sutton successful the lead-up to the game.
The News Corp media ran a communicative yesterday that the Panthers are acrophobic Sutton "has been hoodwinked by Melbourne's at-times spoiling tactics successful their astir caller clashes".
NRL to blasted implicit Panthers' ref manipulation, greats say
It added: "The undertone of hostility dates backmost to past year's expansive last wherever Penrith halves Nathan Cleary and Jarome Luai were silenced successful the 2020 showdown by the relentless unit of influential Storm and Maroons stars Cameron Munster, Christian Welch and Felise Kaufusi".
Those allegations person upset the Storm, who spot them arsenic a deliberate run to power Sutton successful the lead-up to the game.
"We cognize what they (Penrith) are doing and we don't similar it - it has been noted," a elder Storm root told maine past night.
"Before our past game, determination was a akin communicative successful the Fairfax media truthful whoever is down it is being precise thorough.
"It is not thing we are blessed astir earlier specified a large game."
There were akin allegations astir attempting to power lucifer officials thrown by some sides aft the caller Souths v Panthers finals match.
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