28 Jun 2013

Warriors coach joins criticism of State of Origin

12:39 pm on 28 June 2013

Warriors coach Matt Elliott has added to the criticism of the refereeing in the second State of Origin rugby league clash in Brisbane, which resulted in four players being sin-binned at once.

The Australian media have been scathing of the enforcement of the "one punch and you're off" rule that reduced both sides to 11 players after a second-half brawl in Queensland's 26-6 win over New South Wales, to level the best of three series.

Elliott says it's disappointing a great game has been overshadowed by the controversy.