A NRL sideline interchange official has been taken to hospital with a suspected broken shoulder after being struck by a bottle by Canterbury fans as the Good Friday showdown with South Sydney ended amid ugly scenes at ANZ Stadium.
A last-gasp penalty from Bryson Goodwin in front of the posts sealed a dramatic 18-17 win for the Rabbitohs to seal an unlikely victory.
So incensed were Canterbury by the decision after James Graham caught the leg of Adam Reynolds as he tried to charge down a field goal attempt in the final minute that prop David Klemmer was sin-binned for verbally abusing referee Gerard Sutton.
After the final siren the officials were showered with plastic water bottles by a section of the crowd as they walked up the tunnel with Darren Alchin slipping after being hit and injuring his shoulder as he hit the ground.
Canterbury chief executive Raelene Castle said the club would view CCTV to weed out the culprits and vowed to ban any individual who is found to have thrown anything for life.
“It’s not what this club is about and it’s not acceptable behaviour,” Castle said.
“We will look at the vision and take action.”
The Nine Network also reported that there was a coward punch attack outside ANZ Stadium after the game.