Daly Cherry-Evans’ pleas fell on deaf ears as Felise Kaufusi was sent to the sin bin in a huge call that swung Origin II — and completed a coaching masterstroke by Brad Fittler in the eyes of many.
Queensland was leading 12-8 heading into the final five minutes of the game but was pinged for four-straight ruck infringements, including that from Kaufusi in the 38th minute.
That was the final straw for referee Ashley Klein, who gave Kaufusi his marching orders for slowing down the play-the-ball.
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