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Bad blood: what was behind the punch-up?

Sydney Morning Herald Wednesday 5th June, 2013

It's not the first time Myles' tackling technique has riled the Blues. In the 24th minute, the Maroons earned a penalty when Robbie Farah took out fullback Billy Slater after a kick through. A Blues player was heard remonstrating: "What's the penalty for? [Myles] Leading with his head?" But the bad blood goes even further back. In last year's decider, Myles also appeared to lead with the head in defence. In a pivotal moment, he knocked Farah unconscious, and the NSW hooker struggled to get into the contest from that moment. Queensland wrapped up the series via halfback Cooper Cronk's late fi...


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