Gold Coast prop Nate Myles could come under scrutiny from the NRL match review committee for a kneeing incident involving Kurt Gidley, with Knights coach Rick Stone “interested” to see what authorities make of it.
Myles was on the attack in the 66th minute of the 30-2 loss to Newcastle on Saturday night when Gidley slid off his back attempting to tackle the front-rower.
The Knights skipper landed on his back and Myles then appeared to drop his knees into Gidley’s head and chest, with the incident sparking a heated clash between several players.
The Queensland State of Origin star wasn’t penalised by the referees, but Stone was quick to point out that doesn’t matter where the match review committee is concerned.
“I’d be interested to see what the judiciary thinks of it and what the NRL report says of the incident. Even though it wasn’t put on report, they’ll have to have a look at it and see what they think,” Stone said.
Gidley couldn’t believe nothing happened to Myles on the night.
“It’s a penalty at least surely in the game,” the Knights stalwart said.
The Titans slumped to their fourth straight defeat and things could get worse on Friday when they travel to Suncorp Stadium to face the competition-leading Brisbane Broncos.
Titans coach Neil Henry doesn’t think Myles has anything to worry about, describing the incident as “awkward”.
“It was sort of more the thigh that came down. I think they saw it for what it was and that’s it,” said the Gold Coast mentor.
Henry’s main concern for now is finding a way to get his side firing again.
“We need to dig ourselves out of a bit of a hole if we are to be competitive over the next few weeks,” he said.