Roosters mainstay Lindsay Collins may have a case to answer in court after being sent to the trash for a shoulder charge on Corey Thompson in his side’s 28-point win over the Titans.
Early in the first half, Collins nailed Thompson with a sweeping shot, which forced the Titans winger to commit a forward before that call was overturned with bunker interference.
Referee Chris Butler then gave Collins marching orders.
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“It was a shoulder charge, he didn’t try to put his arm around it,” Balmain Tigers legend Steve Roach said in a commentary for Fox League.
“Try to rush and try to put the shot, but you have to try to put your arm around.”
Collins was previously flagged this year in a Tigers-Roosters try before the start of the season when he made a cannonball tackle on Jackson Hastings.
Meanwhile, the Roosters’ win ended a two-game losing streak.
Despite the shaky start to Saturday night’s game after young star Joseph Suaalii offered the Titans opening points when he failed to clear a single stray ball from in-goal, the Roosters responded brutally.
It took just 30 minutes for the Roosters to turn a four-point deficit into a 20-point lead on four consecutive tries.
The onslaught was so brutal that superstar full-back James Tedesco, who finished with a hat-trick, had no trouble scoring his second try when his squad was reduced to 12 men after prop Lindsay Collins was sentenced for a charge in the shoulder.
The Titans left edge defense struggled the entire game, with the Roosters getting just about everything they wanted.
This edge defense was so poor that it left Broncos legend Corey Parker stunned while covering the game for the Fox League.
“The Gold Coast Titans, their left edge has been diabolical,” Parker said.
“Five tries down the left edge and James Tedesco split them every time.”
The result for the Titans makes it five straight losses.
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