The rugby league satellite is successful daze aft Canterbury five-eighth Lachlan Lewis had a infinitesimal of unthinkable madness successful the Bulldogs' clash with the Rabbitohs, yet won by South Sydney successful a 32-24 heart-stopper.
As Canterbury took a 12-10 pb into the half-time break, Lewis was caught by cameras successful a warfare of words with South Sydney five-eighth Cody Walker and had an bonzer encephalon snap, aggressively lunging and tackling him to the ground.
That prompted an all-in melee and, erstwhile the play had yet died off, referee Ben Cummins showed nary hesitation successful dumping Lewis successful the misdeed bin.
"Stupidity, crazy, I conscionable bash not recognize it," said erstwhile Sharks manager Shane Flanagan connected Fox League's coverage.
Rugby league large Braith Anasta added: "Bizarre, I've ne'er seen thing similar it ... I deliberation helium needs his caput read."
And NRL icon Cooper Cronk added: "It's 10 minutes (in the misdeed bin) for stupidity. Look, it's a mates of flyweights and I deliberation Lachlan Lewis whitethorn person thought it escalated, truthful he's taken him to the crushed - but you conscionable can't bash that!"
Cronk sympathised with Canterbury manager Trent Barrett, who had seen his last-placed Bulldogs amusement almighty tone to beryllium starring astatine half-time against a contention powerhouse, lone for Lewis to springiness the team's triumph hopes an tremendous dent.
"The Dogs, aft each they went done successful the archetypal half, up by 2 against a heavyweight of the competition, Lachlan Lewis goes to the bin," Cronk said.
"Trent Barrett indispensable beryllium fuming!"
The Gold Coast clash is simply a red-hot person for 'wildest crippled of the season'.
On apical of Lewis' unthinkable encephalon explosion, determination were 4 pb changes, a precocious Canterbury comeback and a stellar effort by South Sydney's Mark Nicholls, successful which the prop conscionable astir snatched a rash walk from the grips of teammate Jacob Host.
"I reckon we should get unneurotic successful 10 years' clip and toast it," commentator Andrew Voss said to erstwhile Panthers skipper Greg Alexander.
"Where were you erstwhile the Rabbitohs played the Bulldogs and immoderate bizarre things happened?"
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