Jarome Luai’s inflammatory act wows Queensland audiences after clashing with Reece Walsh in State of Origin II.

NSW five-eighths Jarome Luai and Queensland defender Reece Walsh were both sent off for smashing each other during a scuffle in the last minute of the Maroons’ 32-6 State of Origin II win bumped their heads.

Blues winger Josh Addo-Carr has been sentenced to sin for what appeared to be a punch in the riot that broke out after the hosts repelled a late NSW attack.

Luai, Walsh and Addo-Carr could all be indicted by the Game Review Commission after an otherwise clean and first class second game of the series at Brisbane’s Suncorp Stadium.

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Luai and Walsh were the focus of the fight before their teammates ripped them apart. The Queenslander kept laughing and waved at Luai from afar while referee Ashley Klein pondered her penalties in the bunker.

The clock stopped with 22 seconds to go as Klein first sorted out Addo-Carr for getting into the argument.

The Blues winger left the pitch to cheers from the crowd as he gestured at the NSW logo on his jersey.

Jarome Luai leaves the pitch amid ridicule from Queensland fans Credit: AAP

Walsh and Luai followed suit and imposed their heavier penalty, a dismissal.

Walsh got the crowd going on his way off the field; the result was already sealed.

The incident came after Luai and Walsh faced off in the series opener, with the Blues playmaker accusing the Queenslander of pulling each other’s hair during a tackle.

Usman Khawaja and Ollie Robinson engaged in a heated verbal exchange.

Usman Khawaja and Ollie Robinson engaged in a heated verbal exchange.

James Brien

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