An obscene message written on Warriors forward Kane Evans’ wrist tape could create new headaches for the club after losing four men to injury in Sunday’s loss to Penrith.
Cameras captured the vision of Evans sitting on the sideline at Suncorp Stadium with the message “fold some c *** !!” »Clearly written on his bracelet.
It caught the attention of the ABC column’s commentary team and was quickly taken to Twitter, with the NRL reviewing the incident during Monday’s weekly football briefing.
None of the Warriors’ four injuries were the result of foul play, meaning 18th man Evans was not activated.
He could stay on the sidelines, however, given the NRL’s tough stance on similar incidents, including new teammate Matt Lodge who was banned for two games for an offensive message scribbled on his strapping in an Under-20 Origin game. years.
In 2016, Andrew Fifita was fined $ 20,000 after posting a message of support for convicted punch killer Kieran Loveridge.
Warriors coach Nathan Brown was proud of his team’s resilience in a 30-16 loss to Penrith after losing key forward Tohu Harris (alleged ACL tear) and Wayde Egan (shoulder) to cause of end-of-season injuries as well as captain Roger Tuivasa-Sheck (concussion) and center Rocco Berry (hamstrings).
All four injuries occurred in the first half.
Egan will likely miss the rest of the season, but he still raised his hand to stay on the bench if needed, as mainstay Matt Lodge accepted the prospect of playing the full 80 minutes without a substitution.
In his second game for the Warriors since a mid-season change from Brisbane, Lodge finished with eight offloads, 20 runs and 130 yards.
Forwards partner Addin Fonua-Blake was also stoic with 25 points, 205 yards and 29 tackles.
“It was a huge effort against a very good team, our best performance of the year for sure and something with which we can move the club forward,” said Brown.
“Playing with courage and commitment is much more beneficial than being technically sound.
“And good football clubs make that kind of effort consistently.”