Ricky Stuart launched a stunning tirade at five-eighth Penrith Panthers’ Jaeman Salmon after he was indicted for a kick aimed at Canberra Raiders hooker Tom Starling.
In the 60th minute, Salmon struck with his boot after being tackled by Starling.
“He’s got one in the lunchbox and one on his chin,” Michael Ennis said.
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Stuart was furious with Salmon in a stunning outburst during his press conference following the 26-6 loss.
“James Fisher-Harris and Joe Tapine’s tackles are accidents and in this coalition game I understand that,” Stuart said.
“But where Salmon kicked Tommy (Starling) it’s not.
“I had a history with this kid (Salmon). I know this kid very well.
“He was a weak, gutted dog when he was a kid and he hasn’t changed now. He’s a weak, gutted dog now.
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Panthers coach Ivan Cleary was asked about Stuart’s tackle and comments during his press conference.
“I don’t know, it’s hard to see on our small screen,” Cleary said.
“I can’t imagine Jaeman would have deliberately done this, but honestly, I didn’t see it.
“I don’t think I need to respond to those comments (from Stuart.”
“I know what Jaeman looks like and he’s valuable at our club and we love him so that’s all that matters to us.”