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Ricky Stewart Really Threw A Water Bottle From The Coaches Box During This Classic Blow-Up

Ricky Stewart Really Threw A Water Bottle From The Coaches Box During This Classic Blow-Up

There's nothing quite like a Ricky Stewart blow-up.

And another one of Ricky's infamous rages was on full display in the NRL over the weekend.

The Canberra Raiders head coach was so fuming that he ended up throwing a water bottle from inside the coaches box following Jack Wighton's sin binning against the New Zealand Warriors.

But bare with us, we'll get to the details of all that later.

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It all kicked off midway through the first half when tempers flared between Lachlan Burr and Josh Papalii.

Warriors prop Burr didn't take too kindly to having his hair pulled by one of the Raiders players during a scrum.

Burr clearly thought it was Papalii and pursued the bulldozing Raiders forward and grabbed him by the collar as play continued.

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Both set of players soon piled in as the brawl broke out into two groups.

But it was a simple case of mistaken identity as replays showed that it was actually John Bateman who tugged on Burr's hair.

And it was Papalii who was subsequently penalised for the incident - not Bateman.

But that certainly wasn't going to be the last penalty the Raiders gave away that afternoon.

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After a string of sloppy defensive plays and repeated offside offences, Wighton was finally was sent to the sin bin by match referee Chris Sutton for - well - being offside.

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"Can we challenge it?" Wighton asked.

But his appeals fell on deaf ears.

Wighton is given 10 in bin by Chris Sutton. Credit: Twitter / Fox League
Wighton is given 10 in bin by Chris Sutton. Credit: Twitter / Fox League
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"Jack, you're in the bin mate," referee Sutton simply said.

And it was Wighton's sin binning that well and truly set off Canberra head coach Stewart.

Raging Ricky was seen throwing a bottle of water out of the GIO Stadium coaches box and into the half-empty stands.

Fox League commentator Andrew Voss was stunned by what he was watching.

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"That is not done in jest like Craig Bellamy up on the Sunshine Coast; that is raw emotion from Ricky Stuart," he said.

Thankfully for the Raiders, they went on to win 26-14 over the Warriors to stay in fifth place on the NRL ladder.

Even despite clinching victory, you can imagine Ricky still had a few things to say after the game.

Featured Image Credit: Twitter / Fox League

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Max Sherry

Max Sherry is a journalist for SPORTbible Australia. After migrating Down Under from London as a teenager, he instantly fell in love with Aussie sport and its culture. From NRL to AFL, cricket to rugby — you name it, Max watches it (with a beer in hand, of course). During his time at Fox Sports, he worked in the football department covering the Premier League, A-League, Socceroos and Matildas. Born a stone's throw away from West Ham's training ground, Max is obviously a die-hard Liverpool fan.