‘Disgraceful act’: Munster lashed for ‘cheap shot’ kick

Cameron Munster has been called out for an absolute shocker of an act in Queensland’s game one loss to New South Wales on Wednesday.

Munster was noticeably quiet as the Blues ran rampant at Queensland Country Bank Stadium — but he didn’t shy away from an opportunity to let a New South Welshmen know exactly what mood he was in.

Just under 15 minutes into the second half, while the Blues held a 20-point lead, Liam Martin put some kick pressure on Munster and it seems he held on a little too long for the QLD playmaker’s liking.

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Munster then kicked Martin right in the guts, while on his hands and knees attempting to get back to his feet.

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He was placed on report for the incident by referee Gerard Sutton but rugby league fans weren’t so kind as they took to Twitter to lash him for the grubby act.

Cameron Munster was sent to the sin bin for kicking Joey Manu in a Grand Final. Tonight he remains on the field. Queensland in Origin, more protected than the koala.#StateOfOrigin#UoTheBlues

Cameron Munster just kicking blokes lying on the ground in a big game he’s getting towelled up in… feel like I’ve seen this before!

Cameron Munster can be such a cheap shot merchant #stateoforigin

Post-match, Fox League’s Braith Anasta called it “just stupid” from Munster but argued it should be fine.

Ben Ikin said “It's barely a kick” but labelled it “ill-disciplined”.

Munster wasn’t the only Maroon to come up with a questionable act. Joe Ofahengaue handed the opposition a penalty on a silver platter, while Kyle Feldt was lucky to stay on the field for a brutal high shot.

Joe Ofahengaue tested referee Sutton early in the second half when he prevented James Tedesco from catching a high ball. Ofahengaue was penalised for having no eyes for the ball as he collected Tedesco.

Kyle Feldt and Cameron Munster remonstrate with the referee.Source:News Corp Australia

Meanwhile, debutant Kyle Feldt faces a nervous wait over a high — and late — shot on Blues star Cameron Murray.

We knew the refereeing on high shots was going to be relaxed a little for Origin but it probably wasn’t expected for them to be wound back this far.

Murray was clearly rattled by the shot and a bit groggy as he got to his feet. In a club game, since the crackdown was introduced, it would have been a send off. And even before the crackdown, you could argue it still would have been a sin-bin.

Originally published as‘Just stupid’: Munster kick savaged

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