After Ricky Stewart was reported for a kick aimed at Raiders hooker Tom Starling, Panthers five-eighth Jayman Salmon launched an impressive performance.
In the 60th minute, Salmon was tackled by Starling and shaved with his fist.
“He’s got one in his lunchbox and one on his chin,” Michael Ennis said.
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Stewart was booed by Salmon in his press conference after the 26-6 loss.
“James Fisher-Harris and Joe Tappin’s experiences are dangerous and I understand that in this combination game,” Stewart said.
But Salmon didn’t light up where Tommy (Starling) stepped.
“I had history with that boy (Salmon). I know that boy well.
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“He was a dog with a weak gut when he was a kid and he hasn’t changed now. He’s a weak dog person now.
Panthers coach Evan Cleary was asked about the tackle and Stewart’s comments at the press conference.
“I don’t know, it’s hard to see on our little screen,” Cleary said.
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“I can’t imagine that Jayman would have done it on purpose, but I honestly didn’t.
I don’t think I need to respond to those comments (from Stuart).
“I know what Jeman is like and he’s valuable at our club and we love him, so that’s all that matters to us.”