'Sickening': Josh Addo-Carr floored after Maroons 'dog shot'

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Josh Addo-Carr (pictured left) being tackled and (pictured right) in pain on the floor.
Josh Addo-Carr (pictured left) was clattered in a tackle that had fans fuming. (Images: Channel Nine/Getty Images)

New South Wales fans were left fuming after winger Josh Addo-Carr was left writhing in pain on the ground after being floored from a solid second-man in tackle in Game 3 of State of Origin.

Queensland were leading 8-6 in the 22nd minute when the flying winger took a hit-up to try and get his team out of their own half.

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Maroons prop Christian Welch wrapped up Addo-Carr, before Tino Fa'asuamaleaui charged in from behind.

Fa'asuamaleaui tackled Addo-Carr with his shoulder clattering into the back of the winger.

Addo-Carr was attended to after clutching at his back in pain on the ground.

No penalty was awarded because the tackle was legal and Fa'asuamaleaui used his arms.

However, fans were left livid on social media and labelled the tackle a 'dog shot' on an unsuspecting Addo-Carr.

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Fortunately, Addo-Carr wasn't seriously injured and was able to regain his feet and play the ball.

'Ugly' queues from outside State of Origin

State of Origin Game 3 was moved from NSW to the Gold Coast on short notice due to the state's Covid-19 restrictions causing chaos.

However, with fans flocking to take part in an Origin spectacle on the Gold Coast, enormous queues formed.

Supporters were left waiting to file into C-Bus stadium only minutes before the match.

The scenes, which were described as 'ugly' due to the lack of social-distancing, were filmed as kick-off was taking place.

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