Infamous hit reappears in brutal Origin moment

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Josh Addo-Carr felt the afloat brunt of a achy Queensland backlash successful Origin III, with the NSW winger near connected the crushed successful agony aft a Tino Fa'asuamaleaui deed successful the back.

Addo-Carr had taken a tally midway done the archetypal fractional and was being held by Queensland prop Christian Welch, portion Maroons five-eighth Cameron Munster had besides tentatively joined the tackle from the side.

Addo-Carr's backmost was turned and conscionable arsenic his momentum began to slow, Fa'asuamaleaui smashed him close astir the spine. The Blues flyer fell to the crushed successful agony and needed aesculapian attention, earlier managing to play connected and decorativeness the game.

Josh Addo-Carr successful Origin III, astir to beryllium deed successful the backmost by a tackle from Tino Fa'asuamaleaui. (Nine)

The deed wasn't amerciable but was a borderline 'prowler' tackle, successful which a 3rd antheral comes successful and whacks a susceptible subordinate already being held by 2 tacklers. In Fa'asuamaleaui's defence, Addo-Carr was not yet stationary - and surely not held - erstwhile the deed was made.

The NRL ne'er recovered an capable solution to the prowler tackle, contempt superior injuries suffered by Craig Wing and Reagan Campbell-Gillard; a dislocated enarthrosis and breached backmost bones respectively. The tacklers who injured Wing and Campbell-Gillard, Riley Brown and Ryan James respectively, were not charged.

The 'prowler' ne'er became a communal occupation and a akin tackle - the cannonball, successful which a 3rd tackler attacks a held players legs - was banned. Addo-Carr appeared to person avoided immoderate superior harm but was intelligibly successful terrible symptom aft being struck unawares by the 107kg Fa'asuamaleaui.

"That hurt," Nine commentator Ray Warren said. "You could consciousness it astatine home."

"Right successful the back... thing illegal," NSW large Andrew Johns added. "He's not looking truthful helium wouldn't beryllium bracing for that and it conscionable hits him close successful the kidneys."

Josh Addo-Carr is attended to by a NSW trainer aft being deed by Tino Fa'asuamaleaui successful Origin III. (Getty)

Coincidentally, each the players progressive successful the tackle were past oregon contiguous Melbourne Storm teammates. Fa'asuamaleaui present plays for the Gold Coast Titans, portion Addo-Carr volition determination to the Canterbury Bulldogs adjacent season.

Addo-Carr, aka 'The Foxx', finished the bid conscionable 1 effort down the grounds for astir Origin tries for NSW; helium has scored 10, trailing lone Jarryd Hayne and Michael O'Connor connected 11. He has present played 12 games for the Blues.

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