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NRL match review committee is slammed for inconsistency after Gold Coast prop Jarrod Wallace cops WEAK punishment for his spear tackle on Newcastle’s Simi Sasagi

  • Titans prop Jarrod Wallace will only miss two weeks after horror spear tackle
  • Wallace was sent off late in his team’s 38-12 defeat on Friday versus Newcastle
  • The tackle was only deemed a grade two offence by the match review committee
  • Footy fans were stunned, one felt Wallace should be banned for six weeks
  • Karl Lawton and Brent Naden both copped four weeks after similar tackles

The much maligned NRL match review committee is again in the spotlight with Gold Coast prop Jarrod Wallace only set to miss two games for his horror spear tackle on Newcastle’s Simi Sasagi.

Young gun Sasagi, 21, took the ball to the line late in the game on Friday night at McDonald Jones Stadium and was tackled by prop Isaac Liu before Wallace blindsided him.

The one time Queensland Maroons forward flipped Sasagi upside down in a highly dangerous manner, but thankfully the rising star managed to land safely, manoeuvring his head to avoid landing on his spine.

The NRL match review committee is again in the spotlight with Gold Coast prop Jarrod Wallace (pictured) only set to miss two games for his horror spear tackle on Newcastle’s Simi Sasagi

The shocking incident incensed Knights veteran David Klemmer, who swung a retaliation punch at the Gold Coast prop.

‘Bit of old Dave come out, you know, bit of red mist,’ Klemmer told Fox League at fulltime.

‘I couldn’t help myself, I had to stick up for young Simmy. It didn’t look good and I thought I had to come in and help the young bloke and make sure he was all right.’

Wallace isn’t the first player to be given an early shower this season in the NRL for a dangerous tackle.

Manly utility Karl Lawton was sidelined for four weeks after his spear tackle on Rabbitoh Cameron Murray in round eight, while Wests Tigers centre Brent Naden copped the same ban following his recent mistimed lifting effort on Manly lock Jake Trbojevic. 

Jarrod Wallace flipped Sasagi upside down in a highly dangerous manner, but Sasagi managed to land safely, manoeuvring his head to avoid landing on his spine (pictured)

Jarrod Wallace flipped Sasagi upside down in a highly dangerous manner, but Sasagi managed to land safely, manoeuvring his head to avoid landing on his spine (pictured)

The incident ignited a melee as tempers flared during the clash between the two sides

The incident ignited a melee as tempers flared during the clash between the two sides

Newcastle winger Edrick Lee scored five tries as the veteran ran riot against the Titans

Newcastle winger Edrick Lee scored five tries as the veteran ran riot against the Titans

Footy fans were baffled to see Wallace’s ugly incident only deemed a grade two offence by the NRL match review committee.

He will miss the next two matches with an early guilty plea.

‘Lawton got 4 weeks, can we have some consistency,’ one fan wrote on Instagram.

Another felt ‘grub’ Wallace deserved a spell away from the game for ‘five to six weeks.’

‘If suspensions to Karl Lawton and Brent Naden are any guide, that’s the last the Titans will see of Wallace for the next 4 games at least,’ one NRL fan posted on Twitter.

‘If Naden got 4, he should too,’ tweeted another.

A disgruntled Gold Coast fan fired a shot at Wallace, tweeting: ‘Will be disappointed if he doesn’t get the rest of the season as a suspension. Tackle doesn’t warrant that long of a suspension, will just save us fans from having to watch him play’

Twitter fans post their views on the Jarrod Wallace suspension handed down by the NRL

Twitter fans post their views on the Jarrod Wallace suspension handed down by the NRL

 

 

 

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