“It’s a calamity”: Roosters standout agrees to suspension for egregious send-off tackle on Bulldogs’ fullback.

Dom Young has agreed to a two-game suspension following his ejection from the game, marking the first time a Roosters player has been sent off since Nathan Brown last season. Rather than risking a three-game suspension, Young opted for an early guilty plea due to his severe high tackle on Blake Taaffe, resulting in the Bulldogs’ fullback being concussed during Friday night’s match.

The Bulldogs took an early 18-0 lead before Young’s rushed tackle on Taaffe triggered a melee on the field. Warren Smith, commenting on Fox League, expressed concern for Taaffe’s condition after the hit, remarking on the severity of the situation.

Young faces a two-game suspension, which could extend to three if he contests the decision and loses at the judiciary. Viliame Kikau attempted to calm Young down, acknowledging his fault in the incident and urging him not to escalate the situation further.

Grant Atkins promptly sent Young off the field, citing the direct and forceful nature of the contact. The decision compounded the already challenging circumstances for the Roosters, who had two players sidelined with concussions and eventually had to activate Michael Jennings as their 18th man for an unexpected NRL return.

Smith described the situation as a nightmare for the Sydney Roosters, highlighting the gravity of the repercussions stemming from Young’s ejection.

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