NRL star Selwyn Cobbo calls Jarome Luai a 'grub' over ugly State of Origin incident
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A State of Origin feud has been reignited between Maroons star Selwyn Cobbo and Penrtih’s Jarome Luai.
The Panther’s player was the subject of a barrage of criticism during the State of Origin last year after appearing to taunt a concussed Cobbo.
The Brisbane Broncos winger was out cold on the ground following a sickening knock from Matt Burton early in the 2022 series decider.
Cobbo looked in a serious state when Luai decided to stand over his body and throw some choice words his way.
The Queensland players rightly didn’t take too kindly to the taunting from Luai when their teammate was clearly hurt.
The Blues' five-eighth claimed after the game that he wasn’t aware that Cobbo was concussed and as such he didn’t need to apologise for anything.
The Brisbane player clearly hasn’t forgiven Luai for the incident.
In a recent interview on the Back of the 135 podcast, Cobbo joined many in labelling Luai a ‘grub’.
He said: “I don’t know why he did that. He’s just a grub.
“It was pretty disappointing. It was in Brissie so all my family was there too.
“Two minutes in, I get knocked out. I was pretty upset in the sheds when the doctor said I couldn’t go back on. Luai is a grub.”
It’s a label that has followed Luai since the incident, with both fans and commentators taking exception to his actions.
When previously asked how he felt about being called a ‘grub’ the Panthers star said he takes it with a grain of salt.
He said, via Yahoo Sports: “They've always called me that.
"As the fans of the sport, they need to take into consideration that they're not out there on the field."
Although those out there on the field seemingly wanted a piece of Luai as well.
Queensland forward Tino Fa’asuamaleaui admitted to AP: “I felt like running on ... I was on the bench at the time and I was so angry about it.
"That's football, that's State of Origin, it's a tough game and it's always like that."
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