1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Cam Smith is toast

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by Matabele, Sep 21, 2008.

  1. Matabele

    Matabele Well-Known Member

    23,047
    447
    Ratings:
    +466 / 6
    If the NRL is to have any credibility they must ensure Smith is charged for that grapple tackle.  He was twisting Thaiday's head around (no easy feat) in the same way you would see a rodeo rider attempt when trying to bring down a calf.
     
  2. Garts

    Garts Well-Known Member

    5,482
    363
    Ratings:
    +672 / 18
    He will get charged but he will only get 1 week, not 2 as he should get.
     
  3. Fro

    Fro Well-Known Member

    8,337
    181
    Ratings:
    +245 / 0
    I'm with Garts.

    I can smell a downgrade coming on
     
  4. Kiwi Eagle

    Kiwi Eagle Moderator Staff Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

    14,488
    1,734
    Ratings:
    +2,425 / 31
    His carryover points kill him Garts

    The media that SHOULD surround this SHOULD get him suspended, but will it, i am not so sure
     
  5. Berkeley_Eagle

    Berkeley_Eagle Current Status: 24/7 Manly Fan 2016 Tipping Competitor

    15,995
    1,849
    Ratings:
    +2,115 / 14
    Zorba has been all over it this morning and the Sunday Roast today will as well
     
  6. Kiwi Eagle

    Kiwi Eagle Moderator Staff Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

    14,488
    1,734
    Ratings:
    +2,425 / 31
    M Johns will be on the Roast though BE

    While on this topic, i thought Shayne Hayne had a great game in a tough environment last night, he gave them a stern warning, and then got right in there and policed the ruck from right on top of it. imo he is far and away the best ref and should get the GF, but i think we may have to overcome Archer this weekend

    Not Haynes fault this one, more the touchie, but how the **** did Crocker stay on the field after running 15m to join in the fight
     
  7. DSM5

    DSM5 Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

    9,997
    516
    Ratings:
    +516 / 0
    I thought Hayne had an ordinary game.  No report for the grapple when two sideline idiots came on and no report for Crockhead.  Storm were able to get away with a lot of markers not standing square up as well.  And the odd forward pass from Smith.  Ordinary. 
     
  8. Dan

    Dan Administrator Staff Member Administrator 2016 Tipping Competitor

    32,370
    3,610
    Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Ratings:
    +5,463 / 74
    The touch judge said "9 was up around the neck, only worth a caution" the other one said something like "I am reporting 13 for running in"

    So Hayne did what his touch judge told him, great reffing
     
  9. DSM5

    DSM5 Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

    9,997
    516
    Ratings:
    +516 / 0
    It'll be picked up by the match review committee through the week.  Hayne gave some idiot ten minutes for a late bump, and didn't put Crockhead  on report for running in.  Where is the leadership with these grubby acts, on the sidelines or with the ref?   
     
  10. missing_something

    missing_something Active Member

    1,193
    0
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0
    He should go for 2 or 3 weeks with his carry over points, I'd be VERY surprised if he got more than one week.

    The judiciary is a farce.
     
  11. Chip and Chase

    Chip and Chase True Supporter Staff Member Administrator Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

    12,810
    3,170
    Ratings:
    +6,282 / 44
    I'll be surprised if Smith even gets charged.

    I thought Hayne had a reasonable game last night, he did his best to keep control of the ruck, but it ain't easy when you really could penalise just about every tackle for something. I'm still very disappointed about the blanket acceptance by the refs of the person playing the ball walking off the mark to alienate the markers. Ok we don't have to have a penalty every time, just blow the whistle and make them play it again on the mark, kills all their momentum and allows the defence to get set again. If they persist then blow a penalty, the "shortened the 10" call doesn't worry the attacking side one iota.
     
  12. eagle_predator

    eagle_predator Active Member

    2,251
    0
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0
    That sounds right should the PP's beat the sharks than Cam will be back for the GF unless he gets what he deserves ?
     
  13. Matabele

    Matabele Well-Known Member

    23,047
    447
    Ratings:
    +466 / 6
    If he gets charged (any charge) he gets two weeks.  He has 99 carryover points and even an early guilty plea see him get 125 points because of a previous offense this season - total 224 and 2 weeks.

    The only way he gets away with it is if they don't charge him with grappling, but with contrary conduct.  Therefore no previous offense and no loading.  I think under this scenario it would be 99+82 and one week out.

    But imagine the outcry if they charge him with contrary conduct when it is so clearly a grapple issue?

    I thought Hayne was outstanding last night under fire and we will get him this week as they won't appoint him to consecutive Storm games.  Anyone but Archer or Robinson in the GF will do me.
     
  14. Ron E. Gibbs

    Ron E. Gibbs Well-Known Member

    1,731
    536
    Ratings:
    +1,437 / 12
    Have to agree with DSM5 here. I thought Hayne was responsible for the aggro. If he'd kept on top of the ruck from the start of the game it would never have got that far. Way too many grapples, hands on the ball, holding down, walking sideways off the mark, etc. Eventually the Broncos got sick of it and took it into their own hands.
    Still, given our record under him, I'd prefer Hayne in the GF:)
     
  15. Kiwi Eagle

    Kiwi Eagle Moderator Staff Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

    14,488
    1,734
    Ratings:
    +2,425 / 31
    Well, i noticed the Sunday Shows today are adamant that is was not a grapple tackel, but was contact to the head

    I can already smell him getting off
     
  16. Berkeley_Eagle

    Berkeley_Eagle Current Status: 24/7 Manly Fan 2016 Tipping Competitor

    15,995
    1,849
    Ratings:
    +2,115 / 14
    whats the grading for attacking the head , which is also clearly what he did
     
  17. DSM5

    DSM5 Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

    9,997
    516
    Ratings:
    +516 / 0
    His hands were clearly around his head in an attempt to reef it out of the neck and then he was probably going to hoik it over the sideline.  Clearly under the grapple definition. 
     
  18. eagle_predator

    eagle_predator Active Member

    2,251
    0
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0
    Where does this Cam Smith grub come from with comments like this. Smith said on the news tonight he's uncerned about the grapple tackles and he didn't try to stretch Thaiday's neck this guys a grub along with their whole team is he for real FF's
     
  19. Central Coast Eagle

    Central Coast Eagle Active Member

    918
    91
    Ratings:
    +108 / 2
    I am 99% sure he WON'T get suspended. Not because he doesn't deserve it but because of the stupid politics involved!  :mad: :mad:
     
  20. DSM5

    DSM5 Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

    9,997
    516
    Ratings:
    +516 / 0
    The contact was his arm trying to screw the head of the player.  Grapple for sure or at least under the meaning of attacking the head of an opposing player, ie grapple.    I thought the head was sacrosant
     

Share This Page