‘Totally unnecessary’: Anthony Milford savaged over Reece Walsh ’dog shot’

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The NRL satellite has deed retired astatine Dolphins prima Anthony Milford aft an disfigured blindside deed connected Broncos fullback Reece Walsh disconnected the ball.

The Broncos took a slender 6-4 pb into the halftime interruption aft a tremendous archetypal half, peculiarly considering the Dolphins mislaid fullback Hamiso Tabuai-Fidow done a hamstring injury.

It adds to their agelong wounded database which includes Felise Kaufusi, Tom Flegler and Herbie Farnworth aft that trio suffered injuries past week.

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But portion the Battle of Brisbane had been pugnacious arsenic it lived up to its name, NRL fans person deed retired aft Milford’s hit.

With conscionable nether 4 minutes near successful the half, the Broncos enactment up a midfield weaponry which was allowed to bounce.

Referee Adam Gee had penalised Broncos’ Kotoni Staggs for being off-side from the footwear but realised Reece Walsh was near connected the ground.

Gee asked: “What happened here?”

The commentators hadn’t seen it either but the replay showed Milford and flattened Walsh connected his blindside.

“Oh, bent connected a sec,” Andrew Voss said connected Fox League.

As the replay went up, the assemblage was not blessed with Gee putting Milford connected report, but besides awarding the Dolphins a penalty.

Broncos skipper Pat Carrigan wasn’t thrilled but accepted the explanation, though Voss added helium had “every close to accidental ‘big whoop’.”

On Channel 9, Paul Vautin blasted the disfigured hit.

“That was wholly unnecessary from Milford — it's a encephalon explosion,” Vautin said. “He didn’t person to.”

And the Broncos fans were near much unhappy erstwhile the Dolphins got the punishment arsenic it had been called first.

But the question soon arose astir whether it should person been a misdeed bin.

Commentator Peter Psaltis asked: “Did helium find himself fortunate helium was capable to enactment connected the field?”

“The amerciable play came 2nd successful that lawsuit but I’m amazed helium didn’t get binned,” Vautin replied.

Fans agreed.

Bunyip Newspaper writer Jem Nash posted: “That is specified a canine changeable from Milford. Ball wasn’t adjacent adjacent to going to Walsh.”

“Milford goes successful that precocious connected Walsh and nary misdeed bin either. Utter joke,” 1 instrumentality tweeted.

Another said: “How is Milford inactive on? wtf? Ref is cooked. There was nary crushed for him to enactment his hands connected Walsh.”

Another suggested: “Protect the prima players! Milford perfectly took Walsh retired determination and knew what helium was doing. On study my a**e.”

And determination were plentifulness of others not acceptable for print.

Walsh is successful his archetypal crippled backmost since circular 3 erstwhile helium suffered a facial fracture aft a caput clash with Taylan May.

He’s wearing a customized headgear with other feature protection.

Although Walsh had a quieter than expected crippled passim the archetypal half, the fullback raced away, completing a 90m effort successful breached play to springiness the Broncos a 16-4 pb successful the 54th minute.

While the Dolphins held connected for the archetypal 50 minutes of the game, 3 tries successful 7 minutes blew the scoreline retired arsenic the Broncos took a 28-4 pb into the last 10 minutes.

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