Parramatta’s 26-16 win over the Roosters could have significant implications for State of Origin II, with players from both states on report.
Blues coach Brad Fittler and his Maroons counterpart Billy Slater must be anxiously awaiting the match review committee’s decisions, with New South Wales prop Reagan Campbell-Gillard and Queensland front-rower Lindsay Collins both on report.
Campbell-Gillard is facing scrutiny for a crusher tackle on Billy Smith early in the first half, while just a minute later Collins also found himself in trouble for a lifting tackle on Waqa Blake.
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Campbell-Gillard was named on the Blues’ bench for Origin I, but started in the front row after a pre-match reshuffle, while Collins came off the bench in Queensland’s 16-10 win at Accor Stadium.
Speaking after the match, Parramatta’s Brad Arthur and Roosters coach Trent Robinson were in no doubt their respective players had no case to answer.
“Nothing in it, it was just a penalty. Not even a penalty,” Arthur said of Campbell-Gillard’s tackle.
“I thought it was a bloody good tackle,” Robinson said when asked about Collins’ effort.
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The New South Wales squad for game two will be named on Sunday night, while Queensland will name its squad on Monday morning.
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