Huge scare for Selwyn Cobbo after Maroons gun is KNOCKED OUT during State of Origin clash – and fans BLAST Jarome Luai for taunting rival while he was unconscious
- Selwyn Cobbo suffered a brutal knockout during Origin III on Wednesday
- The young gun was taken out of the game in the early stages of the decider
- Cobbo’s head crunched into teammate Patrick Carrigan’s knee in Brisbane
- NSW star Jarome Luai taunted him while unconscious and has copped it online
- REPORT: Queensland clinch famous series victory over NSW at Suncorp
There was a huge scare for Selwyn Cobbo on Wednesday night after the Queensland gun was knocked out in the opening minute of the Origin decider at Suncorp Stadium.
With the series on the line, both sides set out to make a ferocious start to the contest, with heavy, crunching tackles flying in from all angles.
And as Broncos star Cobbo looked to get hold of his opposite number, his head hit team-mate Patrick Carrigan’s knee and he crumpled to the turf.
Selwyn Cobbo suffered a brutal knockout during Queensland’s ferocious clash with NSW
The Brisbane Broncos young gun clattered into teammate Patrick Carrigan on Wednesday
A melee erupted after Jarome Luai stood over the unconscious Cobbo during the first half
NRL fans took to Twitter to blast the New South Wales star for his unnecessary antics
The 19-year-old was lying prone on the ground and a melee ensued after Jarome Luai stood over his rival, appearing to taunt him as medics rushed onto the field to assist him.
Luai’s unnecessary intervention did not escape the attention of rugby league fans, who took to Twitter to lash the Panthers star.
‘Jarome Luai… really? Stand over a bloke who is knocked out and taunt him? What a grub. A-grade grub. Get in the bin you low-rent grub,’ one fan said.
‘Jarome Luai is the biggest grub in the league,’ another said. While a third added: ‘Jarome Luai is a germ’.
Cobbo was withdrawn on a stretcher and a HIA assessment concluded that the Broncos winger would not continue the match, in a huge blow to Billy Slater’s side.
Blues star Cameron Murray’s night also ended early after suffering a head knock from Corey Oates, while Maroons prop Lindsay Collins was also unable to continue.