The ultimate demise of Ricky Stuart as national coach has been as messy, and as unsatisfactory, as the process which led to it.
We should not be surprised. The Australian Rugby League has a long and lamentable history of dealing with such issues - and allowing them to get totally out of hand by its hopeless approach.
We may never know whether Stuart jumped or was pushed. It does not matter as most pundits will surely believe the latter.
This saga was allowed to drag on for too long. The longer it dragged on the weaker Stuart