Wests Tigers Josh Reynolds and Souths Latrell Mitchell heated clash after accidental head kick

Josh Reynolds has escaped with being put on report after an accidental kick to the head in the early stages of the clash between the South Sydney Rabbitohs and Wests Tigers.With the Rabbitohs attacking the line, an intercept from David Nofoaluma looked like the Tiger flyer would have been away if he’d been able to take the ball cleanly.
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The ball was loose with Latrell Mitchell knocking the ball down and Campbell Graham picking up the ball.
But as he went to pick it up, in what would have been an offside position, Reynolds tried to toe it forward, missing the ball in an air swing and accidentally collecting Graham with his boot.
Mitchell didn’t take too kindly to the move, throwing Reynolds down and standing over him until the rest of the players came back.
Fox League commentator Dan Ginnane called it a “dog’s breakfast” as the teams came together.
It didn’t stop Mitchell and Reynolds jawing at each other with Reynolds saying “you think I meant it d***head, wake up to yourself, f***wit” being picked up on camera.
Ginnane said the “kicking motion would be the issue”.
“Josh Reynolds has a short fuse as it is and now he’s woken Latrell up,” he added.
When Reynolds was placed on report by referee Ben Cummins, Michael Ennis said “I think it was the right call, I don’t think there was any malice in it”.
On Channel 9, Phil Gould said “never at any time did he intent to kick him there, he just mistimed his kick on the ball, but it will be deemed dangerous and South Sydney will end up with a penalty”.
Andrew Johns said “there was no need for it” after the knock on.
Souths half Adam Reynolds was shocked that his Tigers namesake could stay on the field after the incident.
Of course, social media was quick to react.