NSW giant escapes ban for wild full-time 'punch'

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NSW front-rower Junior Paulo has escaped punishment aft the prop was placed connected study for a punch during the last chaotic seconds of Queensland's boilover State of Origin III win connected the Gold Coast.

Considering the NRL's caller crackdown connected interaction with the caput and strict edicts condemning punching, it was thought the Eels prima would look the wrath of the NRL's lucifer reappraisal committee aft referee Gerard Sutton booked him for what appeared to beryllium an attempted punch connected Queensland second-rower Felise Kaufusi aft the full-time siren.

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However, the NRL confirmed via a connection this greeting that nary subordinate had been charged from Game Three, leaving Paulo escaped for the Eels' clash with the Titans connected the Gold Coast connected Friday.

The infinitesimal NSW prop Junior Paul swings a punch astatine Queensland second-rower Felise Kaufusi. (Nine)

Replays showed Kaufusi stuck an elbow up astatine Paulo arsenic the Parramatta elephantine ran successful to articulation a scuffle that had breached out, starring erstwhile Blues skipper Paul Gallen to suggest Kaufusi whitethorn besides get charged.

"Kaufusi raised his elbow arsenic helium ran successful truthful I deliberation that's what (Paulo) got upset about," Gallen said connected Nine's post-match coverage.

"I deliberation if he's going to get charged, Kaufusi mightiness get charged for raising an elbow."

Queensland hooker Ben Hunt celebrates 1 of his 2 tries. (Getty)

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