NRL players have been criticised by coaches, commentators and fellow players for ‘diving’, faking injuries, and ‘staying down’ to milk penalties.

The video referee, or bunker system, is a large┬ácontributor to the NRL’s ‘diving’ problem, according to Illawarra league players.

“The NRL should adapt a local approach and whatever the ref says is final. Let the bunker decide on try or no try but leave high shots to the ref,” Albion Park Eagles first grade player Aiden Menzies said.