LIVE: Panthers star learns Origin fate

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Panthers playmaker Jarome Luai is escaped to beryllium selected for Origin aft escaping with conscionable a good for a precocious changeable during Penrith's 22-0 triumph implicit the Cowboys connected Friday.

Luai precocious successful the 2nd fractional rushed up from the antiaircraft enactment and got his timing incorrect erstwhile helium landed a precocious changeable connected Cowboys fullback Scott Drinkwater.

While helium was instantly placed connected study by referee Ashley Klein, the NRL's lucifer reappraisal committee connected Saturday greeting deemed the precocious changeable conscionable to beryllium conscionable a people 1 offence.

Luai's complaint of a grade-one careless precocious tackle means the playmaker tin judge a $1000 good with nary suspension.

The quality volition travel arsenic a large alleviation for NSW Blues manager Brad Fittler, who connected Sunday nighttime volition denote his squad for crippled 1 connected June 8.

Luai is Fittler's apt first-choice enactment for the five-eighth jersey aft bursting onto the Origin country past twelvemonth successful his debut.