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Cannonball will cripple

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by MK Eagle, Aug 18, 2013.

  1. MK Eagle

    MK Eagle Well-Known Member

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    After watching another replay of Manly/Souths there was a repeated trend of 2 players holding up a Manly attacker & a 3rd man (Luke) usually diving very intentionally at the players knees.
    This must be rubbed out asap before a player is crippled to the point of no return.
    This is a tackle that was supposed to be outlawed some time back but the amount of times these Souths players attempted it was alarming.
    We got bad luck with penalties & the bounce but I can confidently say we are super lucky not to have had a few shocking injuries from this game.
    Most hated team is still the Dogs but this mob are now up with Melbourne in the 2nd tier - this grubby act needs to be stamped out before someone is permanently rubbed out of the game with injury - happened far to often not to be coached into them.
     
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  2. Clint

    Clint . Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Am I being cynical to suggest their is a very strong link between the Souths coach & a coach from south of the border?
     
  3. eagleE

    eagleE Active Member

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    MK Eagle, I love the grubby play. I enjoy the dirty play. I do not enjoy or like plays where it hurts players. The cannonball and what the Rabbitohs do is not a play that I would tolerate. I do not enjoy that sort if tackle. Luke does it often but so does Sam Burgess and JWH. That action is not in the spirit if the game. The NRL need to stamp out that a second player cannot come in below the hips. The NFL has a rule where this is forbidden. This is called a chop block and if it happens it should be on report.
     
  4. sheridanstand78

    sheridanstand78 Well-Known Member

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    The Homebush hares have modelled their entire game plan on that of the drizzle, their team is littered with ex drizzle players and officials. Seriously if Manly are not to win this season , I hope the Roosters win it. I hate the wrestling and unsportsman like and win at all cost ethics of the vermin and the drizzle.
     
  5. MissKate

    MissKate Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    I hate it, I cringe every time it happens, it is only done to maim, the nrl need to wipe it out now. They outlawed punching but you are allowed to cripple someone that is insane
     
  6. mickqld

    mickqld Sack Greenslime 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    They cant ban it because its a major tactic of the protected species NRL darlings.
     
  7. MWSE

    MWSE Well-Known Member

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    You know what really grinds my gears?
     
  8. SeaEagleRock8

    SeaEagleRock8 Sea Eagle Lach Staff Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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  9. COMMANDER

    COMMANDER IF YOU DO NOT TRY YOU CAN NOT FAIL 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    There are a handful of players in the NRL who enjoy hurting other players; Luke is one of them and Lima is another.

    Luke is my most hated player.
     

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