#sports activities Panthers star Taylan May will miss preliminary final through suspension AND injury
Controversial Penrith Panthers star Taylan May cops double whammy and will miss preliminary final through suspension AND injury after delayed ban from the NRL was slammed
- Panthers winger Taylan May injured his hamstring in win over Parramatta Eels
- Scans will decide severity, additionally charged with Grade 2 careless excessive sort out
- Won’t play within the NRL preliminary final, not too long ago discovered responsible of assault in courtroom
- NRL cleared May to play within the finals sequence, sparking uproar from footy followers
Panthers winger Taylan May positively will not play within the NRL preliminary final after injuring his hamstring in Friday’s qualifying win over Parramatta.
The 21-year-old was additionally charged on Saturday with a Grade 2 careless excessive sort out on Eels centre Will Penisini in what was personally an evening to overlook for the Samoan worldwide.
May, who controversially was cleared to play by the NRL within the finals sequence regardless of being discovered responsible of assault occasioning bodily hurt following an incident final October in a Sunshine Coast pub, limped off injured within the second half at Bluebet Stadium.
Earlier, May was sin-binned following a excessive shot on Penisini, which rocked the rising star.
May’s season now hangs within the steadiness.
Footy followers noticed the irony in Taylan May’s suspension, with this punter suggesting he might sit out a trial recreation subsequent 12 months versus the NRL preliminary final
He can take the early responsible plea and miss Penrith’s preliminary final in two weeks, or danger a two week suspension if he fights the cost and loses.
Given his hamstring tweak, May is not tipped to contest the cost from the Match Review Committee.
The Minchinbury Jets junior will additionally miss the primary two matches of the 2023 NRL season following the weird ruling from the NRL this week following May’s courtroom date in Maroochydore.
On Friday, NRL nice Cameron Smith slammed the NRL for his or her ‘ridiculous’ choice surrounding May’s two-game suspension subsequent season.
Speaking on SEN Radio, the previous Melbourne Storm skipper spoke for a lot of footy followers when he questioned the inconsistencies surrounding participant bans.
Panthers winger Taylan May positively will not play within the NRL preliminary final after injuring his hamstring in Friday’s NRL qualifying win over Parramatta
The 21-year-old was additionally charged on Saturday with a Grade 2 careless excessive sort out on Eels centre Will Penisini in what was personally an evening to overlook for the Samoan worldwide (pictured, getting sin-binned)
May was cleared to play by the NRL within the finals sequence regardless of being discovered responsible of assault occasioning bodily hurt following an incident final October in a Sunshine Coast pub (May is circled in crimson)
‘We all understand how the season ended for the Broncos. They had been lacking considered one of their most influential gamers for a month in Patrick Carrigan for a hip drop sort out,’ Smith mentioned.
‘He obtained 4 weeks, in these 4 weeks the Broncos misplaced three video games and gained one, and simply actually put a nail of their coffin for the season.
‘The Roosters, they’ve misplaced Lindsay Collins for 4 weeks for the same incident, a hip drop sort out on Tom Eisenhuth towards the Storm. They will not see him once more this 12 months until they make the Grand Final.
‘Did the Roosters or the Broncos followers apply these tackles, as a result of I’d wish to suppose that now they’re being punished for these gamers not being there.
May has been a standout for the Panthers this season, in his first full 12 months enjoying within the NRL
If he is not injured, May was additionally anticipated to symbolize Samoa on the World Cup within the UK later this 12 months
‘Latrell Mitchell, excessive contact on Joseph Manu, (he obtained) six weeks. He missed all the finals sequence and a Grand Final (2021) that they misplaced by simply two factors, two factors towards Penrith.
‘Was that the Rabbitohs followers’ fault that Latrell carried out that prime contact on Joey Manu? No it wasn’t, so why are we now altering the principles?
‘I deliver up these three instances as a result of we have got the identical administration within the NRL, we have got the identical administration in our fee, but we’re altering the principles.
‘It’s ridiculous. We’ve by no means seen this earlier than…I simply suppose that is craziness. He (May) must be serving his two weeks proper now.’