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Charges from Round 25 - Friend gets a week

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by The Wheel, Sep 2, 2008.

  1. The Wheel

    The Wheel Well-Known Member

    +1,723 / 71
    Manly duo free to play

    September 02, 2008 MANLY duo Steve Matai and Glenn Stewart are free to play for the NRL ladder leaders in the final round despite being charged by the match review committee.

    Matai and Stewart have both been given grade one careless high tackle charges following the Sea Eagles fiery 28-10 win over Gold Coast at Brookvale Oval.

    But early guilty pleas will see both players cleared to play against Penrith, while Matai will be risking a one-match ban if he contests his charge at the NRL judiciary.

    Two Titans players were also charged.

    Rookie Esi Tonga can escape suspension with an early guilty plea for a dangerous throw charge while hooker Nathan Friend is set to miss the final round clash against the Wests Tigers for his involvement in a second half fight with Sea Eagles prop Josh Perry
  2. Bradza

    Bradza Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

    +479 / 6
    That is the best possible outcome for Manly and should serve as a wake up call to Matai. Sucked in to the grub Friend.
  3. ConcernedSupporter

    ConcernedSupporter Member

    +2 / 0
  4. The Wheel

    The Wheel Well-Known Member

    +1,723 / 71
    I can't work out how Friend's incident is deemed serious enough to get a suspension but not a penalty - please explain?
  5. clontaago

    clontaago Well-Known Member

    +121 / 0
    And how the **** did the refs get it so wrong and penalise us and not the Titans for the Friend incident.

    Question - If Matai contests and gets a week, does it clear his carry over points?
  6. Matabele

    Matabele Well-Known Member

    +466 / 6
    Stewart doesn't deserve to have carry over points.  It means any indiscretion in a semi could see him miss a GF.  For what?  They should contest it.

    Similarly, contest Matai and have fewer carry over points if we lose.  Lyon can play in the Centres against the Riff.
  7. Kiwi Eagle

    Kiwi Eagle Moderator Staff Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

    +2,424 / 31
    Paralysed Harrison for just long enough for the Video Ref to have a look. Then an act of god had him 100% upon the blowing of the whislte
  8. missing_something

    missing_something Active Member

    +0 / 0
    A few of them stayed down like that last night, it's poor form.
  9. weev

    weev Well-Known Member

    +662 / 17
    Exactly. All OK now, but if the Titans scored off the penalty and won the game then it would be a travesty.

    As Orford was heard to say to the ref, "...and what about the boxing match".

    The standard of refereeing is so below par that winning the comp will probably come down to a parcel of 50/50 calls going one way.

    It might very well cost a team its season.

    Oh, and I wonder if the refs would favour their fellow employees, such as the Storm (100% New Ltd), I wonder....

    Nah, that wouldn't happen, business doesn't work that way....

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