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King cleared

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by Kiwi Eagle, Feb 28, 2011.

  1. Kiwi Eagle

    Kiwi Eagle Moderator Staff Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Manly co-captain Jason King has escaped a charge for a high shot on Warriors forward Michael Luck which sparked a brawl and incensed the crowd during Saturday night's NRL trial match in Auckland.

    Luck was assisted from the field after the brutal tackle, which local media said created a "powder keg atmosphere'' at North Harbour Stadium, where a crowd of around 15,000 turned out to see the 14-12 win to the Sea Eagles.

    The NRL match review committee laid no charges on Monday, conceding the poor quality of video footage available from trial matches can be a factor in their decisions during the pre-season.

    "As is the case with trial matches, the lack and quality of footage available to the match review committee can make determining the extent of any incident somewhat difficult, particularly when analysing the point of contact,'' a statement from the league said.

    Match review committee notes confirmed the point of contact in the King tackle was "inconclusive", adding there was no swinging arm and Luck was in a low position.

    Luck did not suffer any serious injury and King told reporters on Monday he didn't believe there was much in the hit.

    "Hopefully there's nothing in it, I didn't think there really was,'' he said.

    "Crowds call 'off, off, off' every time there's a penalty against a team so I'm not too sure if you read too much into that.''

    The match review committee examined three other incidents from the weekend's trials.

    Sydney Roosters forward Nate Myles was cleared of a lifting tackle on Wests Tigers back Wade McKinnon, while Cronulla recruit Jeremy Smith was deemed not to have tripped Newcastle's Mark Taufua.

    Penrith half Luke Walsh's sickening hit on Parramatta's Daniel Mortimer, which also sparked a melee, was deemed legitimate.

    Gold Coast youngster Ryan James will need to wait another day to know whether he faces a second pre-season suspension after he was placed on report in the trial against North Queensland.

    Footage of the Titans-Cowboys match will not be available until Tuesday.
  2. Andrew..

    Andrew.. Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Thanks for the heads up Kiwi...If we're going to have a decent crack at the comp this year we'll need as little disruption to our front row as possible.
  3. Fluffy

    Fluffy Well-Known Member

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    good to hear

    Shame about the 20 posts on sponsors/ceo you have to get through to find footy
  4. Kiwi Eagle

    Kiwi Eagle Moderator Staff Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    The 2 replies this has gotten so far sum it up Fluffy
  5. Mark from Brisbane

    Mark from Brisbane Living the dream Premium Member

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    Yeah sums it up.....why can't we talk footy for a change....I don't know about you guys but I am WELL and truly over everything else at present...and when you see 50 or 60 guests looking in how many of them are media...worries me this it really does.
  6. Dan

    Dan Administrator Staff Member Administrator 2016 Tipping Competitor

    Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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    because there isn't exactly a wealth of footy at the moment is there?

    maybe after the fist round you will see more footy threads. But don't forget it is still the offseason and the site has still been pretty amazingly busy.

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