Dragons enforcer Francis Molo is facing a stint on the sideline after he was sent off for a clothesline tackle on Titans centre Patrick Herbert.
Herbert took the hit up off the kick-off with 18 minutes left in the game when Molo came flying in and collected him with a swinging arm.
“Oh boy, gets him flush on the jaw and Houston we have a problem,” Warren Smith said on Fox League.
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“Gee, that’s a bad one. Honestly, the way the game is now, that’s a send off, he’s hit him flush on the chin,” Steve Roach responded.
“I think they’re having a very, very close look at it. It’s going to be a sin bin at a minimum you would think. I wouldn’t be surprised if he goes for good.”
Referee Liam Kennedy then gave Molo his marching orders, with the forward copping it sweet and walking straight off.
“Francis Molo sent off for high contact and to be honest, that was a pretty easy decision,” Smith said.
“You only have to look at the contact, straight on the jaw, and look at his legs crumble underneath him.
“There’s the swinging arm and just look at his legs, he’s gone.”
“That wasn’t beaten by a step, that was just an old-fashioned whooshkaa , where you haven’t got there to be in front of the tackled player but you’re still going to go on with the contact anyway and throw that left arm and it landed flush on the jaw.”
The Dragons held a 30-26 lead when Molo was sent and remarkably scored the next try against a hopeless Titans outfit.
St George Illawarra went on with it to win the game 46-26.
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