Rugby league Immortal Andrew Johns has urged officials to let leave the whistle in the pocket if things get spicy tonight at Suncorp Stadium.
Writing for The Sydney Morning Herald, the former Blues half said it’s what the fans wanted.
“Origin is built on hate, on rivalry, on spite, and NSW big man Payne Haas and Queensland’s Tino Fa’asuamaleaui brought all of that to game two. If they want to fight, let them fight,” Johns wrote.
“That won’t please some people but the biggest cheer I’ve heard in a long time was during that all-in brawl. After the game, it’s what most people wanted to talk about.
“s of their football ability, both of them have plenty to offer — and they’re only 20 years old. Haas will be the dominant front-rower for the next 10 years and Fa’asuamaleaui will be right up there. He’s been Queensland’s best player this series.”