Ahead of kickoff tonight, check out Rick Edgerton's preview of the second #Origin clash.
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Sharks halfback Brett Kimmorley has suffered a broken jaw in tonight?s two-point win over the Wests Tigers at Toyota Park.
Kimmorley faces at least a month on the sidelines after x-rays revealed Kimmorley played more than fifty minutes with a broken jaw. The news of Kimmorley?s injury is a huge blow to the Sharks premiership chances and Chris Anderson was understandably fuming with the news of Kimmorley?s injury.
Sharks general manager Steve Rogers also weighed into the debate and said "We'll be looking at it very closely, as I know the NRL will,". Chris Anderson also complained about the standard of refereeing with the policing of the ten metres high on his agenda and Anderson now risks a $10,000 fine from the NRL.
"The 10 metres is disgraceful," Anderson said. "There was no 10 metres all night. Bill (Harrigan) showed them the other night. He produced a great game in the State of Origin because he kept them apart. "It's not that hard to do. If you keep the teams apart you get good football. "Noddy (Kimmorley) is in there carrying a jaw that could be broken because we couldn't play good footy. "You have taken a great athlete out of the game. "It's disgraceful. That's not what footy is about. The great players are being belted out of the game. "The referees have to adjudicate on that sort of stuff and if they don't that's what's going to happen. "The 10 metres was an absolute disgrace. "There wasn't a penalty for the 10 metres until the 60th minute. Someone has to speak up about it, whether you get penalised or not."
Wests Tigers coach Tim Sheens also questioned the performance of referee Rod Lawrence after some baffling decisions.