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Heighington eye gouge

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by SeaEagleRock8, Sep 16, 2013.

  1. SeaEagleRock8

    SeaEagleRock8 Sea Eagle Lach Staff Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Just heard on the news he was cleared because 'he thought the player's head was the ball'.

    I wonder what Henry and Thurston will make of that?

    I am starting to suspect that the heads of many NRL official's are really pumpkins.
     
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  2. Napper

    Napper Well-Known Member

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    They knew they couldn't do anything after not suspending grub Burgess. It's a joke.
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    Might as well just throw an eye gouge into every tackle. It's obviously legal now.
     
  3. HappilyManly

    HappilyManly MWTS Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Must be Minnies defence for kicking at Horo's head:mad:

    No footage on the News of that - Easts v Souths Conspiracy Gf coming up!
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    Yeah, Refs will turn a blind eye :p
     
  4. bones

    bones Bones Knows Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Burgess got off last week. What's good for one is good for another.
     
  5. HoldenV8

    HoldenV8 Well-Known Member

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    Unless you're wearing Maroon and White....Greenturd will make sure of that.
     
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  6. Jerry1

    Jerry1 Well-Known Member

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    Same defence as burgess :)
     
  7. SeaEagleRock8

    SeaEagleRock8 Sea Eagle Lach Staff Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Just some harmless shenanigans by these players, they are really funny mischievous guys.

    Lima should have run the defence that he thought Choc's leg was a wild boar that had run on the field and he was merely trying to hogtie it.
     
  8. the mauler

    the mauler Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    He was going for the ball alright.... The eyeball!!
     
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  9. Kiwi Eagle

    Kiwi Eagle Moderator Staff Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Haven't seen any vision at all of this Heighington one

    I have to laugh every time I read about the Burgess "eye gouge". The interpretation must have changed a lot over the years if that's what they consider an eye gouge these days !!
     
  10. DSM5

    DSM5 Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    I thought it was a eye rake, rather than a gouge. I think they should just have one defence, stupidity, and that'll get them off. Wouldn't work for Manly players though.
     
  11. mmmdl

    mmmdl Active Member

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    Here is a pic of it - dunno how anyone could even think it was intentional

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  12. Utility Player

    Utility Player Well-Known Member

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    They let him off for the extra difficulty involved by comiting a grub act while performing a headstand.
     
  13. StuBoot

    StuBoot Well-Known Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Me too but I think it is a concern as to why you would do something like that. I've noticed a few instances of Souths players doing a similar thing - Goodwin got pinged late in the first half for a facial on Slater but got away with one in the 2nd half. I think when Maloney scored v Souffs in the last round they did it too. It seems to me that ever since the "one punch and you're off" edict came all this cheap grubby sh!t is more prevalent.
    With His Royal Burgessness only getting a warning why would they stop?
     

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