Former teammates fall out: Knights hard man Tyson Frizell brushes off Zac Lomax’s attempt to say sorry for climbing onto him during ‘rubbish’ try celebration
- Knights backrower Tyson Frizell is reportedly ignoring Dragons star Zac Lomax
- Lomax, 22, infuriated his former teammate after ‘disrespectful’ on-field antics
- Frizell dropped a loose ball which resulted in a match sealing try for Dragons
- Seconds later, Lomax jumped on the back of Frizell, causing instant friction
Newcastle back-rower Tyson Frizell is reportedly still seething at St George Illawarra star Zac Lomax following his ‘rubbish’ on-field behaviour last Sunday in Wollongong.
With the game on the line, young gun Lomax, 22, deliberately jumped on the back of Frizell – a former teammate with the Red V – after the enforcer dropped a loose ball which resulted in a Dragons four-pointer at WIN Stadium.
Plenty in rugby league circles felt Lomax’s post-try antics were highly disrespectful, with an enraged Frizell rag-dolling the centre to the ground before players from both teams clashed in heated scenes.
Former Dragons prop James Graham said on NRL 360 he was ‘disappointed’ with Lomax, and that he needs to ‘focus on his football and not let any of that rubbish creep into the game.’
Retired great Benji Marshall also weighed into the discussion, reinforcing it wasn’t Lomax’s finest moment.
Newcastle back-rower Tyson Frizell is reportedly still seething at St George Illawarra star Zac Lomax following his ‘rubbish’ on-field antics last Sunday in Wollongong
With the game on the line, Lomax, 22, deliberately jumped on the back of Frizell after the enforcer dropped a loose ball which resulted in a Dragons four-pointer at WIN Stadium – a furious Frizell has so far ignored Lomax’s calls to apologise
‘If he had his time again, he is not doing that,’ Marshall told Fox Sports.
It has since been revealed Lomax has repeatedly attempted to reach out to Frizell to apologise over the phone – but his calls so far have been ignored.
On Monday, Lomax was issued a $1000 fine from the NRL for contrary conduct – small change for an athlete earning a rumoured $650,000 a season.
Lomax, considered an outside chance to play Origin this year for NSW, is contracted to the Dragons until 2025.
Originally signed by the club at the age of 13, Lomax made his NRL debut in 2018 against South Sydney.
In July last year, Lomax was fined $31,000 by the NRL and suspended for one game after breaching the game’s biosecurity protocols when he attended a BBQ along with 12 teammates at Paul Vaughan’s home on the NSW south coast.
The Dragons and Knights don’t play one another again in 2022 – but Lomax and Frizell may again cross paths if they are called into Origin camp by NSW Blues coach Brad Fittler.
Blues advisor Greg Alexander wasn’t impressed at Lomax, also labelling his on-field conduct ‘rubbish.’