Canberra Raiders, Sydney Roosters, Jordan Rapana on report for kicking Egan Butcher

Canberra winger Jordan Rapana was placed on report for lashing out with his boot during the Raiders’ six-point win over the Roosters.

The incident happened in a tackle early into the second half when Rapana was brought down by two Roosters while Egan Butcher held onto his leg.

Rapana retaliated, sticking his boot out and striking Butcher in the face, causing his opponent to bleed.

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Rapana was placed on report, and will be sweating on the NRL match review committee’s report when it comes out on Monday.

But Nine commentator Andrew Johns sympathised with Rapana, saying the Roosters second rower shouldn’t have put himself in such a vulnerable position.

“I thought it was a really dangerous tackle from Butcher, he goes in real low at the back of his legs,” Johns said.

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