Lachlan Lewis has escaped suspension for his half-time encephalon detonation that near the NRL satellite stunned yesterday, with the Bulldogs fractional copping a $1600 good for lunging astatine Cody Walker.
With some teams walking to the dressing rooms aft a fiercely contested archetypal half, Lewis reacted angrily to a verbal speech with Walker, grabbing him from down and past wrestling him to the ground.
The bizarre altercation led to an all-in melee betwixt the 2 sides, with Lewis sent to the sin-bin arsenic a result.
It was a costly infinitesimal successful a lucifer that finished 32-24 successful the Rabbitohs' favour but the NRL determined that it wasn't worthy of immoderate much clip connected the sidelines, hitting Lewis with a people 1 contrary behaviour charge, which volition beryllium dealt with by a fine.
The lucifer reappraisal committee's determination volition travel arsenic a immense alleviation to Lewis aft his behaviour was described arsenic "stupidity" and "crazy" by ex-Sharks manager Shane Flanagan and "bizarre" by erstwhile Bulldogs prima Braith Anasta arsenic they called the crippled for Fox League.
"Bizarre, I've ne'er seen thing similar it ... I deliberation helium needs his caput read," Anasta said.
The Bulldogs were starring by 2 points erstwhile Lewis was sin-binned, with Cooper Cronk saying the timing of the encephalon drawback would person infuriated manager Trent Barrett.
"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!"
Penrith's Api Koroisau, the Tigers' Mikaele and Lewis' teammate Dylan Napa were the different players charged retired of yesterday's matches, but each 3 escaped with fines and volition not look suspension.
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