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New South Wales debutant Tariq Sims has raised eyebrows in Origin 3, after an inexplicable bit of play where he simply got up after a tackle and put Ben Hunt – the marker – on the ground.
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With the Blues leading 12-8 after a scintillating finish to the first half, Sims was clearly unhappy with how long Hunt held him on the ground following a tackle.
However, his decision to retaliate by getting up and simply grabbing Hunt by the hips and dropping him right in front of the referee had the entire commentary team in disbelief.
The brain snap may prove costly for the Blues, with a sublime finish by Valentine Holmes in the corner on the ensuing possession seeing the Maroons level the scores at 12 apiece.