Footy fans are blowing up after yet another dangerous Will Chambers tackle emerged from Friday night’s Storm v Eels clash.
The Storm centre has already been charged for an ugly crusher tackle on Jarryd Hayne, that could have resulted in serious damage to the neck and spine of the Eels star.
Chambers will sit out for three weeks after accepting that charge, but it could have been far more if officials had picked up an incredibly similar move on Nathan Brown.
Fox Sports identified the moment on Monday, where the representative star grasps Brown for behind before slamming his weight down around the shoulder of the Eels forward.
Clearly the tackle wasn’t as dangerous as his Hayne crusher – with Brown’s head safely placed to the side of Chambers’ body – but still, a serious injury could have occurred.
Brown appeared fine after the tackle and continued on without injury, with the incident not picked up by on-field officials or the match review committee.
Fans were blowing up on social media after seeing the footage of the tackle.
Storm’s minor premiership campaign smashed by Chambers charge
Melbourne’s minor premiership tilt has taken a hit after Will Chambers accepted a three-game NRL suspension for a crusher tackle on Parramatta star Jarryd Hayne.
Chambers on Monday took the early guilty plea for his grade three dangerous contact charge, ruling him out until the Storm’s second game of the finals.
Should the Storm finish in the top four and win in the first week of the post-season, it would mean the Storm centre may not feature until the grand final qualifier.
Chambers has been widely panned for his first-half tackle on Hayne, where he had Hayne locked from behind before putting weight on the neck of the Eels winger on the way down.
He risked a five-game ban had he attempted to contest the charge at the judiciary.
Instead the Australian and Queensland State of Origin representative has been rubbed out for three matches, further decimating a Storm side already undermanned by injuries.
Coach Craig Bellamy will on Tuesday name a side to take on Gold Coast without Suliasi Vunivalu (hamstring), Nelson Asofa-Solomona (ankle) and Brandon Smith (knee).
Captain Cameron Smith is waiting scans on a back problem suffered against the Eels.
The Storm are top of the table but equal on 32 points with the Sydney Roosters and South Sydney with two games remaining in the regular season.
In other judiciary news, Sydney Roosters co-captain Boyd Cordner can avoid a suspension for a dangerous throw with an early guilty plea after being cited with a grade one charge.
Cordner was hit with a grade one dangerous throw charge for lifting Canberra forward Luke Bateman past the horizontal in the first half of the Roosters’ loss on Sunday.
Penrith trio Viliame Kikau, Waqa Blake and Tyrone May, as well as Newcastle pair Shaun Kenny-Dowall and Danny Levi, all copped fines for punching during a melee on Saturday.
Kenny-Dowall had his fine reduced after being granted a seven-year incident-free discount.