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Matt Prior Elbowing Thurston

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by Berkeley_Eagle, May 5, 2012.

How Many Weeks should Prior get ?

Poll closed May 10, 2012.
  1. Send off sufficient

    5.0%
  2. 1-2 weeks

    5.0%
  3. 3-4 weeks

    8.9%
  4. 5-6 weeks

    30.7%
  5. 8+ weeks

    45.5%
  6. Season

    5.0%
  1. Berkeley_Eagle

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

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    Watch the Vid then vote

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p8TVpP-dEAs
     
  2. Dan79

    Dan79 Active Member

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    If t-Rex got 7 weeks ..... You must think this will get at least that. But Also take into account it goes to the match review committee. So maybe it will be 2 weeks
    Not referring to manly bias. But the inconsistency
     
  3. Moondog

    Moondog Grey-beard loon Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Was thinking exactly the same thing. Prior went in with intent, T-Rex did'nt. It reminded me of Les Boyds hit on Brohman in the 83 SOO. Boyd got 12 months. It's got to be worth more than 7 weeks. Prior is just lucky Thurston is'nt nursing a broken jaw.
     
  4. Berkeley_Eagle

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

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    Here s the Boyd v Brohman one


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=53QyIl1N1G8
     
  5. ads

    ads Well-Known Member

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    I actually thought it was a very awkward attempt at a shoulder that went wrong. Nothing like the other clip - which was deliberate.
     
  6. Moondog

    Moondog Grey-beard loon Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    I think they were both deliberate. You can see Prior watching Thurstons head as he raises his elbow. The main difference with the Boyd hit is that Brohman was moving at speed.
     
  7. MPC75

    MPC75 Well-Known Member

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    If Trex was worth 7 weeks, then Prior is worth 10. Anything less and the judiciary will be a laughing stock.
     
  8. voicefromthehill

    voicefromthehill Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    Worse look than any brawl at a match IMO, should be sat down for the season
     
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  9. Clint

    Clint . Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Prior seemed to be pissed off after he stood on the sideline from the kickoff. Did you see him raise his arm up straight after that? Not sure who he connected with but Tamou became involved.
    Not long after Jonathon Thurston head-butted his elbow.
    4-6 weeks.
     
  10. Av8r

    Av8r Active Member Premium Member

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    It has to be more than what t-rex got. If Rex gets 7 because it could have injured his opponent then Prior has to get at least that. Thurston didn't play for the rest of the game whereas in the t-rex incident no-one was hurt if I remember correctly.
     
  11. Dan

    Dan Administrator Staff Member Administrator 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    6 weeks minimum, deliberately attacking a guys head with an elbow and forearm like that is low and dangerous. It could actually kill someone. Had Thurston not been wearing head gear the hit would have been worse
     
  12. SeaEagleRock8

    SeaEagleRock8 Sea Eagle Lach Staff Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Don't know how the grading system works but it has to be a very high grade. I think he has a clean record and might to argue clumsy not deliberate but I think must miss at least 6-8, surely? The fact thurston's head was a bit side-on probably brought the headgear into play, otherwise yes, the injury might have been Brohmanesque.
     
  13. WAMF

    WAMF Well-Known Member

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    I would think Prior can expect 5-6 games on the sidelines for that cheap shot.
     
  14. bones

    bones Bones Knows Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Depends if he has any 'Prior' offences :p
     
  15. Berkeley_Eagle

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

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    Points for intentional high tackle 950 pts +/- any priors


    http://t.co/sHezRCh9
     
  16. Napper

    Napper Well-Known Member

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    Hahahaha
     
  17. KOMORI

    KOMORI Born and bred an Eagle

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    In Prior's defense, it WAS Thurston he hit.... And any judiciary incidents involving thurston are automatically -2 weeks...
     
  18. jbb/james

    jbb/james Well-Known Member

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    I reckon the judiciary are like you have described prior. After getting knocked down a few times last year with challenges and down gradings they have hit the books in the off season, brushing up on technicalities, legal terms and precedents hoping to be a bill harrigan and become a central figure heads in the NRL

    They wack a few outrageous charges like T rex, and get the suit dry cleaned hoping to get some overtime payments and some catering in phillip st, and everyone settles and accepts. The are champing at the bit to turn jury duty into a 3 week stay at the holiday inn. Someones gonna pay big time soon

    Will it be prior. I suppose it depends on how the media rate the hit in the next couple of days. Paul kent should do a write up if he can spare the time, what with his life's work to bag manly fans, he is a busy guy and manly fans are everywhere. Its a full time gig
     
  19. SeaEagleRock8

    SeaEagleRock8 Sea Eagle Lach Staff Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    BE I'd be surprised if they didn't contest the 'intentional' aspect, if that was the charge.
    Does the link show the only charges available?
    Maybe Dangerous Conduct instead? Max is 700. Less discount for early plea… might miss about 5 weeks?
     
  20. Berkeley_Eagle

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

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    dont know what the charge was, was just assuming intentional
     

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