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Canterbury Bulldogs backrower Josh Jackson faces a nervous wait to see whether he will be eligible for the State of Origin decider.
Jackson and fellow Canterbury forward Greg Eastwood upended Penrith playmaker Jamie Soward and planted him into the ANZ Stadium turf early in the first half of the encounter on Saturday evening.
Whether the shoulder he landed on was the one that Parramatta wrecking ball Pauli Pauli hammered was unclear. Also unclear is the immediate playing future of Jackson, who could pay a high price for a moment of madness between the western Sydney rivals.
The ugly tackle, which occurred in the 22nd minute of a fiery clash, was placed on report and is sure to be heavily scrutinised by the match review committee.
Given the crackdown on lifting, coupled with concerns about foul play on playmakers, there is every chance Jackson could be missing when the Blues run onto Suncorp Stadium for the biggest State of Origin game since the last one.
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