Panthers prop who had to be separated from Souths exhausting man Jai Arrow after grand remaining rematch confesses he was a foul sportsman for refusing to shake Rabbitoh’s hand
- Spencer Leniu and Jai Arrow had to be saved aside after Friday night time recreation
- Arrow mentioned he would goal Panthers halfback Nathan Cleary in lead-up to conflict
- Leniu was livid with Arrow for speaking an excessive amount of trash about Cleary
Penrith ahead Spencer Leniu has revealed the supply of the dangerous blood between him and Souths’ Jai Arrow that led to the pair being bodily separated after their groups’ conflict on Friday night time.
Leniu additionally refused to shake Arrow’s hand after the Panthers’ 26-12 victory – an act he now regrets – however has revealed his anger stemmed from Arrow’s feedback about halfback Nathan Cleary within the lead-up to the extremely anticipated grand remaining rematch.
Arrow let it be recognized that he would goal the No.7, who was returning for the primary time in 2022 after having shoulder surgical procedure within the low season.
Jai Arrow (third from left) will get right into a heated conflict with Penrith gamers final Friday night time. His pre-match phrases about concentrating on Nathan Cleary lit a hearth below Panthers prop Spencer Leniu
Leniu (proper) revealed he was responsible of dangerous sportsmanship for refusing to shake Arrow’s hand after the Panthers’ win, however mentioned he was angered by the Souths ahead’s pictures at Cleary
‘I believed he spoke an excessive amount of about Cleary,’ Leniu informed the Sydney Morning Herald.
‘I confirmed some dangerous sportsmanship by probably not shaking his hand. That’s on me. I remorse it now.
‘Every week groups strive their greatest to get Nathan out of the sport. As a pack, we all know that, however we have at all times acquired his again.’
Last week Arrow lit the fuse for the confrontation as he mentioned Souths would ‘undoubtedly need to take a look at his shoulder out’ when requested about Cleary’s first match again.
That got here on the again of extra dangerous blood between the perimeters stemming from final year’s grand remaining, gained 14-12 by Penrith.
In that recreation Arrow was smashed with a excessive shot by Viliame Kikau on his first hit-up, with the Panthers ahead saying the Bunnies enforcer needed to struggle him throughout the match.
Jai Arrow hits Viliame Kikau on Friday night time. The pair had dangerous blood popping out of final year’s grand remaining, by which Kikau smashed Arrow early within the recreation, sending him to the pinnacle bin
Kikau was additionally recorded mockingly singing Souths’ workforce track, Glory, Glory to South Sydney, after the large win.
That led Arrow to say ‘little doubt there’ll be a little bit of fireworks and each packs will go after one another’ in final Friday night time’s contest.
Apart from his run-in with Leniu, that did not actually eventuate – with Penrith taking a 26-12 win.
Cleary emerged from the sport unscathed however was seen angrily pointing and shouting at Souths centre Taane Milne after Penrith scored, whereas Bunnies halfback Lachlan Ilias was placed on report for kicking Taylan May within the face as he scored a strive.