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Patrick Carrigan hip drop tackle, Kevin Walters, Brisbane Broncos vs Wests Tigers, Round 20

Broncos lock Patrick Carrigan will sweat it out at the match review committee after sitting on a report for a hip drop shot on Tigers counterpart Jackson Hastings.

In the 73rd minute of the Tigers’ 32-18 win over the Broncos, Carrigan Hastings twisted and landed on the back of his ankle, causing him to go down with a potentially season-ending injury.

Michael Ennis said on Fox League, “They’re blowing something up because of what happened in the lineup.”

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This is a hip drop touch where he puts his body weight on Hastings’ back ankle.

“No better than Carrigan.”

The two-part charge will carry a two-week ban and Greg Alexander believes Carrigan is waiting for time on the field.

“I think he’s in some hot water,” Alexander said.

“It’s a hip drop. He swings his body around and lands on the back of Hastings’ ankle.”

“Unfortunately for Hastings, the players bent it back over the top so it all worked against him.

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Patrick Carrigan and Kevin Walters.Source: FOX SPORTS

But Patrick Carrigan certainly played his part and it was a hip drop, no two ways about it.

Cooper agrees that Cronk’s speech matches his hip drop statement and Carrigan is looking at a ban.

“It’s a hip drop and he’s in some trouble,” Cronk said.

“I don’t know what this will be, but he is in trouble and will have to face the judiciary.”

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Broncos coach Walters spoke after the game and believed any offense from Carrigan was accidental.

“I don’t know if he sprained his ankle,” Walters said.

“I guess this is the heat of the fight. We’ll let the Match Review Committee take a look. He is obviously on a report.

But knowing Pat Carrigan, I didn’t think there was anything intended there by someone of his character. Only in the heat of battle.

However, Tigers coach Brett Kimmorley was more upset about Carrigan’s performance.

“I thought the addition was a pretty simple addition,” Kimmorley said.

“It’s a little bit ingrained in the game and it needs to be taken care of because it’s a terrible move and the consequences can be very bad.”

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