Ref slammed as concussed Manly forward staggers

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Following a non-stop communicative regarding trainer-gate during week 2 of the NRL finals, fans were near stunned erstwhile a wide caput sound didn't pb to a stoppage successful the Rabbitohs-Sea Eagles preliminary final.

While attempting to marque a tackle connected Rabbitohs counterpart Mark Nicholls, Keppie's caput collided with the South Sydney prop's hep and helium was intelligibly dazed.

"Keppie's copped a atrocious 1 there," said commentator Mat Thompson connected Nine, earlier rugby league Immortal Andrew Johns said the Manly prop was "gone".

Sean Keppie of the Sea Eagles is tackled (Getty)

The incidental comes little than a week aft Penrith received a stoppage from referee Ashley Klein for a Mitch Kenny ankle injury.

Tonight's play was yet stopped erstwhile Rabbitohs winger Jaxson Paulo was held up implicit the line.

Manly large Paul Vautin was fuming, citing the Kenny incidental from the erstwhile round.

"This is simply a gee-up, Joey. Things person changed successful a week, haven't they?" Vautin said.

"Last week you had blokes going down with a bruised fingernail. The bloke's knocked out, helium doesn't cognize wherever helium is and the referee fto play spell on," Vautin said.

Penrith's trainer, Pete Green, was fined and suspended for the remainder of the season aft it was determined that helium had breached protocols during that moment.

"He's wandering astir similar it's 4 successful the morning," Johns added.

"Keppie unsurprisingly failed his caput wounded assessment, leaving the Sea Eagles with 16 men for the remaining 70 minutes of the game."

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