LIVE: Dog’s ‘stupidity’ sparks wild scenes

The rugby league world is in shock after Bulldogs half Lachlan Lewis had a moment of incredible madness as the teams left the field for the half-time break, Canterbury leading 12-10.

Lewis was in a war of words with Rabbitohs five-eighth Cody Walker and had an extraordinary brain snap, aggressively tackling him to the ground.

That prompted an all-in melee and, when the drama had finally died off, referee Ben Cummins showed no hesitation in dumping Lewis in the sin-bin.

Fox League’s commentators shredded the fiery playmaker.

“Stupidity, crazy, I just do not understand it,” said former Sharks coach Shane Flanagan.

Rugby league great Braith Anasta said: “Bizarre, I’ve never seen anything like it … I think he needs his head read.”

And rugby league icon Cooper Cronk added: “It’s 10 minutes for stupidity. Look, it’s a couple of flyweights and I think Lachlan Lewis may have thought it escalated, so he’s taken him to the ground – but you just can’t do that!”

Cronk sympathised with Canterbury coach Trent Barrett, who had seen his team show almighty spirit to be leading at half-time against a competition powerhouse, only for Lewis to give the Bulldogs’ victory hopes an enormous dent.

“The Dogs, after all they went through in the first half, up by two against a heavyweight of the competition, Lachlan Lewis goes to the bin,” Cronk said.

“Trent Barrett must be fuming!”

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