Opinions divided on controversial Origin call

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New South Wales manager Brad Fittler is adamant referee Ashley Klein made the close determination to sin bin Queensland's Felise Kaufusi conscionable earlier fractional clip successful Origin II.

With Queensland starring 12-8, Kaufusi was marched for 10 minutes aft the Maroons were penalised for repeated ruck infringements. Queensland skipper Daly Cherry-Evans pleaded successful vain with Klein, arguing "they're each different."

Queensland fable Paul Vautin called the misdeed bin "a gee-up" connected Nine's coverage.

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Fittler complained aft crippled 1 that Queensland was allowed to predominate the ruck, neutralising his side's attack.

Asked what helium made of the determination to nonstop Kaufusi to the misdeed bin, the Blues' manager thought Klein was near with small choice.

"I thought what happened was we were trying to get the amended of them and the lone mode they were keeping up was giving distant penalties truthful I thought it was warranted," helium said.

Referee Ashley Klein sends Felise Kaufusi to the misdeed bin during crippled 2 of the State of Origin bid betwixt New South Wales and Queensland. (Getty)

His other number, Billy Slater, refused to beryllium drawn connected the call.

"I would person to spell backmost and look astatine the penalties individually, but that's the referees job, they'll reappraisal their ain game. We won't usage that arsenic an excuse," helium said.

Maroons skipper Daly Cherry-Evans was besides playing a consecutive bat.

"We enactment ourselves successful immoderate truly pugnacious positions, I thought we were truly brave to support the mode we did aft fractional time. What happened aft that wasn't great. For the astir portion I thought we tried truly hard," helium explained.

Vautin was not unsocial successful hitting retired astatine the decision, with erstwhile Blues manager Phil Gould besides questioning the call.

Felise Kaufusi was sent to the misdeed bin for repeated ruck infringements. (Nine)

"I'm disappointed successful the misdeed bin for the game's sake, but let's anticipation that doesn't determine the result," Gould said connected Nine's coverage.

"I hatred misdeed bins astatine the champion of times, fto unsocial successful an Origin. I don't deliberation determination was ever a informing here.

"He (Klein) conscionable ruled 4 oregon 5 (penalties) successful the abstraction of a infinitesimal and past conscionable had capable and sent him (Kaufusi) off.

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"Now, they'll warrant that, but Origin shot oregon immoderate football, I don't deliberation it should've got to that point.

"All those six agains helium gave to get them into misdeed bin territory, you'd request a magnifying solid to enactment retired precisely what had gone incorrect oregon wherefore it needed to beryllium penalised.

"The information that they're six agains and not punishment kicks for extremity means they conscionable springiness them distant similar smarties. You don't request it, it's Origin football."

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