‘Big issue’: Holmes in hot water as Maroons dealt huge Origin scare
Queensland’s hopes of squaring the Origin series could be dealt a massive blow with star fullback Valentine Holmes in hot water for a shoulder charge against the Sea Eagles.
In the 40th minute of the Cowboys’ clash with Manly Holmes attempted a tackle on try-scorer
Haumole Olakau’atu, but the bunker placed him on report after replays appeared to show a shoulder charge that collected the Manly back-rower high.
“Valentine Holmes may well have an issue which could impact his availability for Origin II,” Warren Smith said on Fox League.
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“Off the back of the final try of the first half coming across and trying to make a stop on Haumole Olakau’atu.
“There is no question he makes contact with the head of Olakau’atu. That was seen by the bunker as they reviewed the try.
“Valentine Holmes has been placed on report and given the NRL crackdown since Magic Round at Suncorp Stadium I …
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