Valentine Holmes’ Origin campaign is in jeopardy after he was positioned on report throughout North Queensland’s loss to Manly.
The Maroons may very well be with out Valentine Holmes for Recreation Two after the Cowboys fullback was positioned on report for a shoulder cost throughout North Queensland’s 50-18 loss to Manly.
Holmes late in the primary half appeared to guide in together with his shoulder, which made contact with the pinnacle of Manly’s Haumole Olakau’atu, who had simply crashed over in the nook for a attempt.
It is anticipated the incident will likely be reviewed by the match overview committee, which can doubtless consequence in a cost.
“He might nicely have a difficulty which might affect his choice for Origin Two off the again of the ultimate attempt from the primary half,” Fox League commentator Warren Smith stated.
“He comes throughout, tries to make a cease on Haumole Olakau’atu. There is no query he makes contact with the pinnacle of Olakau’atu.
“That was seen by the bunker as they reviewed the try to Valentine Holmes was positioned on report.
“I feel that motion there, given the contact we noticed, I feel Valentine Holmes has a reasonably large difficulty.”
Steve Roach added: “I feel he will be in a little bit little bit of hassle as a result of he did make contact with the pinnacle.
“The massive factor there’s he did not even attempt to wrap his arms round to try to make a deal with.”
In the meantime, North Queensland’s two-game win streak got here to an finish following a Manly onslaught at Brookvale Oval.
The Cowboys tonight raced out to a two-try lead in the opening seven minutes earlier than the Sea Eagles flicked the swap, responding with eight consecutive tries to blow North Queensland off the park.
Tonight’s win for Manly retains them in sixth spot on the ladder, whereas the Cowboys momentarily stay in seventh.