One of the NRL’s all-time biggest brainsnaps marred a strong first-half showing from the Bulldogs on Sunday.
His side leading premiership hopefuls South Sydney, Canterbury playmaker Lachlan Lewis inexplicably decided to tackle opponent Cody Walker as he left the field for the break.
The bizarre move followed a seemingly good-natured exchange between the two after the siren sounded.
Lewis — the nephew of rugby league great Wally — took things a little too far, though, and was sent to the sin bin for his troubles.
Lewis 'Notorious' Mcgregor 💥🤯 #NRLSouthsBulldogs
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“(Bulldogs coach) Trent Barrett must be absolutely filthy,” said 2004 Premiership winner Braith Anasta at halftime.
“It’s hard to explain why he did this.”
“That’s one of the craziest things I’ve seen in a long time,” added Panthers legend Greg Alexander.
Punters were equally miffed on social media.
WTF was Lachlan Lewis thinking ? He's a smart bloke but that was just bloody stupid Hey be belief @NRL_Bulldogs#NRL#NRLSouthsBulldogs
I have no words. What just happened?? @[email protected]@FOXNRL#LachlanLewis
Reckon there might be a few Bulldogs fans googling how to take their name off a petition right now. Utter stupidity. #NRLSouthsBulldogs
When the Rabbitohs charged out to 10-0 first half lead, the Bulldogs looked set for another long night at the office.
But the 16th-placed Doggies refused to stick to the script, producing two tries of their own take a two-point lead into the sheds.
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