Magic Round has kicked off with yet another disgraceful fistfight in the Suncorp Stadium stands.
The Canterbury Bulldogs secured a 16-6 win over the Newcastle Knights, but it was the action taking place off the field that has taken centre stage.
Another disgraceful act of violence at Suncorp Stadium. Totally unacceptable. Hope this doesn’t sour what should be an amazing #magicround but this is happening far too often recently and needs to stop #nrl @9NewsQueensland @9NewsAUS pic.twitter.com/pONGp1gDSH— Mark Gottlieb (@MarkGottlieb) May 13, 2022
Queensland police have reported to news.com.au that three of those involved received penalty infringements for disorderly conduct on a licensed premises and were escorted from the stadium.
While one man received medical attention, there were no assault charges laid.
Unfortunately, this is not the first altercation between fans in season 2022, as two separate incidents occurred in the Anzac Day Round.
A terrible fight broke out in the stands at an NRL game on Friday after a fan came out to yell during a moment of silence to remember the fallen ahead of Anzac Day. #milton #australia #nrl #brawl #anews pic.twitter.com/f9kDnxOc7P— ANews (@anews) April 24, 2022
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It raises questions about the strength of the punishments and whether an eviction and fine are enough of a deterrent for NRL fans.
The following match saw the Broncos make it four-in-a-row with a dominant 38-0 win over the Sea Eagles.
Tom Trbojevic appeared to be in discomfort with a knee injury, however, he played out the full 80 minutes.
His brother Ben Trbojevic, however, was not as lucky and copped an AC joint injury.
It leaves Manly 5-5 before their huge clash with the Eels, while the Broncos move to a positive ledger of 6-4 ahead of their clash with the Knights.