Manly forward Toafofoa Sipley has been spotted attempting a pesky move on an opponent player, undoing Apisai Koroisau’s laces during a scrum at Carrington Park on Saturday afternoon.
Late in the first half of their round eight clash, the Penrith Panthers forward pack hurriedly formed a scrum. hoping to squeeze one final attacking play before the siren.
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As Koroisau linked with his fellow forwards, Sipley bent over and yanked at the hooker’s shoelaces.
The Panthers star hardly reacted to the incident, but the pair exchanged some words before the scrum commenced.
Koroisau and Sipley were Manly teammates for two seasons in 2018-19, so there was potentially no malice involved.
Toafofoa Sipley yanking at Apisai Koroisau’s shoelaces.Source:FOX SPORTS
Toafofoa Sipley yanking at Koroisau’s laces.Source:FOX SPORTS
Anyone notice a Manly forward undo Api's shoelaces in a sneaky play at that final scrum???
Sipley has played 20 NRL games for the Sea Eagles since joining the club following a two-year stint with the New Zealand Warriors.
The undefeated Panthers held a 10-point lead at halftime in Bathurst, with Dylan Edwards, Brian To’o Liam Martin diving over in the opening forty minutes.
However, fullback Tom Trbojevic kept Manly in the contest with a classy solo try in the 25th minute.
Sea Eagles captain Daly Cherry-Evans then scored early in the second half to reduce the margin to just four points.
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