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Matai out for at least Two weeks

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by TonganEagle, May 28, 2012.

  1. TonganEagle

    TonganEagle New Member

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    Sea Eagles centre Steve Matai is facing up to three weeks on the sideline after being charge with a grade 4 careless high tackle for his hit on Panthers forward Danny Galea.
    Matai was put on report after knocking Galea out in a big tackle in the 66th minute of Sunday's 22-4 loss at Centrebet Stadium.


    The Kiwi international will miss two weeks if he takes the early guilty plea or three weeks for an unsuccessful challenge.
    One prior similar offence and a prior non-similar offence don't help Matai's cause, with 70 per cent loading applied to this charge.
    Asked about the tackle after the game on Sunday, Manly coach Geoff Toovey suggested the tackle may have slipped up as the hit was made.
    "I thought initially there was contact with the ball," he said.
    Matai and the coaching staff are considering their options. They have until midday Tuesday to make their decision.
     
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  2. captainskin

    captainskin Active Member

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    take the two and count yourself extremely lucky it is not more.
     
  3. the mauler

    the mauler Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    2 weeks is a great result after watching the replays of the incident last night.
     
  4. The Who

    The Who Well-Known Member

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    Two weeks means he is out till June 10.
    That's just one match because of the bye.
    He'd be free to play Melbourne on June 18.

    If they means two matches then why do they not say it?
     
  5. Pittwater Legend

    Pittwater Legend Well-Known Member

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    It was careless. He wouldn't have needed to adjust the tackle much for it to have been legally effective.

    Two weeks is a good result.
     
  6. Kiwi Eagle

    Kiwi Eagle Moderator Staff Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Happy enough with that
     
  7. lloydy

    lloydy Active Member

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    Yeah I'm happy with 2 weeks because when I first saw it I thought he was in big trouble.
    Gee we are going to have a fresh side come finals time.
     
  8. eagle-rock08

    eagle-rock08 Active Member

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    I am unhappy with it.

    It just goes to show if you are in SOO contention you are Ok but if not too bad.
     
  9. Peter C

    Peter C Well-Known Member

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    It will be two matches, not two weeks, the bye is irrelevant.
     
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  10. EagleRock40

    EagleRock40 Well-Known Member

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    Live at the game I thought it was just a good clean shot, and having seen replays on TV since I have no reason to change my view. There is no way it was worse than Pritchards shoulder charge on the Penrith player in Rd1, and should be dealt with the same. 1 week would have been sufficient, and I hope this doesnt deter him from being the Steve Matai we all love.
     
  11. Wolfpack

    Wolfpack Well-Known Member

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    Two is fair, can't argue with that at all. Nothing malicious in the tackle, just misjudged his swing & went a little high with his hand.
     
  12. Mals

    Mals Well-Known Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Taken the early guilty plea, 2 weeks rest.
     
  13. mr seagles

    mr seagles New Member

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    Matai has broken hand out for up to 8 weeks...
     
  14. TonganEagle

    TonganEagle New Member

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    Where did you hear that form?
     
  15. Berkeley_Eagle

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

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    From the voices in his head
     
  16. lloydy

    lloydy Active Member

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    From one of the voices in his head!
     
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  17. Berkeley_Eagle

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

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    Lol
     
  18. Crowsnestfan

    Crowsnestfan New Member

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    Two week early plea, hard luck mate. I think his D is fantastic, and thats what I love the most from the current crop of Eagles their aggresive D.

    I love Shoulders Matai - legend...
     
  19. Daddycool

    Daddycool Well-Known Member

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    With his record I'm surprised it isn't more but 2 weeks is ok under the circumstances. It's a good thing we have Whare to cover his position.
     
  20. lloydy

    lloydy Active Member

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    Haha that is freaky
     

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