There’s no shortage of intensity in State of Origin but Murray Taulagi appeared to go overboard with a huge hit that forced Cameron Murray off for an HIA in Perth.
And with Queensland attempting to keep their fierce rivals at bay, Taulagi tried to go toe-to-toe with Murray but left his rival in need of medical assistance after clipping him in the head.
Cameron Murray was forced off for an HIA after being left bloodied during Origin II
The Souths lock was seen bleeding from the ear after the heavy hit early on Sunday night
Despite Murray going off for an HIA, Murray Tualagi was not placed on report for the big hit
The Souths lock was bloodied as a result of the hit and needed to go off the pitch for an HIA, but fans were stunned when referee Ashley Klein did not place Taulagi on report.
Nine later reported that Murray passed his head injury assessment and he sported a headband to patch up his bleeding ear.
Murray eventually returned to the field and was able to continue, while Taulagi could still be charged by the match review committee.