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State of Origin is different, and fans got a clear idea of ​​how Isaah Yeo was cleared after being crushed and tripped in Game 1’s opener on Wednesday.

As the Blues were preparing for an HIA, Yeo was evaluated and adopted by the Independent Doctor, much to everyone’s surprise.

“It’s been almost five minutes,” said Paul Gallen as a groggy Yeo was allowed to continue. “He has been checked by the coach and he has been cleared. The doctors have assessed the footage and everything seems to be fine at this stage.

It came as a surprise to Blues legend Andrew Johns.

“He tripped. I thought if you tripped you were automatically disabled. said Johns.

Ex-Blue Ryan Girdler was another who couldn’t understand why Yeo was allowed to stay on the pitch.

“If the independent doctor doesn’t see Isaah Yeo, I don’t know what they do,” Girdler said on Triple M.

Social media lit up on the apparent double standards displayed as Yeo returned to business.

The game was played at a blistering pace, with the home side roaring through a full crowd in Sydney for the first time since 2019 due to Covid.

The intensity took its toll on the Queenslanders, and Xavier Coates limped off with high ankle pain and he was ruled out for the rest of the game.

Jack Wighton scored the first try for the Blues before Queensland manager Billy Slater made an early change with Patrick Carrigan in place of Josh Papalii who was straight into action.

“Well, he certainly made an impact straight away with that port back then, but also in the port of the previous set,” Slater said on Channel 9.

“We know what Paddy is capable of and we wanted Dad to give us that platform and he certainly made a name for himself there.”

Slater also replaced Ben Hunt with Harry Grant midway through the first half before Coates was sent off.


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