Coach blows up at sin-bin as firebrand escapes charge

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Three years connected since Raiders guardant Corey Horsburgh flipped disconnected fans, the enforcer's rivalry with Ryan Matterson has continued aft helium punched the Eels fastener connected Saturday night.

Horsburgh wasn't charged by the lucifer reappraisal committee connected Sunday with Junior Paulo the lone subordinate to diagnostic successful the NRL's judiciary study from the match. The Eels prop volition beryllium fined $1800 if helium accepts an aboriginal plea for unsafe interaction connected Joseph Tapine.

Tensions erupted astatine GIO Stadium when a melee broke retired aft a sound connected from Eels second-rower Andrew Davey.

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Horsburgh past ran successful and acceptable his sights connected Matterson, throwing a punch astatine the Eels guardant earlier a fig of players attempted to interruption it up.

The Queensland State of Origin hopeful was past sent to the misdeed bin portion Matterson stayed connected the field. Parramatta was penalised for initiating the conflict.

Corey Horsburgh threw a punch astatine Ryan Matterson. (Nine)

"This got a small much heated than usual," Dan Ginnane said connected commentary for Fox League.

"It seemed a small carnal since it was going to beryllium called a sound connected but wow determination seems to beryllium punches thrown here."

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Premiership winning fable Mick Ennis was near confused by the incident.

"Bit of a flair up implicit thing there, it was a large changeable by Wighton and Croker connected Davey," helium said.

Former Queensland Origin manager Mal Meninga was captious of Horsburgh, considering the Eels scored done J'maine Hopgood portion the fastener was disconnected the field.

Canberra's Corey Horsburgh makes an affectional exit from the tract against Parramatta successful 2020. (Getty)

"I deliberation it's dumb, that's my idiosyncratic opinion, you conscionable don't bash that," helium said astatine half-time.

"He's fto the squad down, 10 minutes successful the bin and Parramatta scores ... it wasn't the close happening to do."

Post-game Raiders manager Ricky Stuart was captious of the determination making down Horsburgh's misdeed binning, comparing it to Paulo's unsafe interaction tackle.

"I had a player (Tapine) spell disconnected implicit that (Paulo tackle) and Corey Horsburgh pushed a subordinate successful the head, Corey got pushed successful the caput arsenic good erstwhile helium was held by the jumper," helium said successful the property conference.

"(Latrell) Mitchell past week pushed a subordinate successful the caput twice, thing happened, he's allowed to play and the shot and we get a subordinate sent to the bin - if you're going to support changing the interpretations astir ... it's conscionable crap.

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"You can't alteration interpretations week to week - I consciousness atrocious for referees due to the fact that they're the ones nether unit erstwhile the interpretations support getting changed each week by I don't cognize who's telling them.

"Why this week erstwhile you propulsion idiosyncratic successful the caput you get 10 minutes and enactment america nether unit arsenic a team."

The clash betwixt the 2 forwards brings backmost memories from June 2020 erstwhile Horsburgh squared up to Matterson aft taking exemption to the mode helium was tackled astatine the knees.

Horsburgh past hobbled disconnected the tract earlier flipping the vertebrate astatine Parramatta's supporters.

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