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News: Thurston charged after verbal tirade

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  1. ManlyBacker

    ManlyBacker Winging it Staff Member

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    <p class="first">Queensland half-back Johnathan Thurston is likely to have an extra week off before State of Origin II after he was charged over a heated verbal exchange with an NRL referee.</p>


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  2. Berkeley_Eagle

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    about time they charged this sook
     
  3. Berkeley_Eagle

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    Queensland halfback Johnathan Thurston is likely to have an extra week off before State of Origin II after he was charged over a heated verbal exchange with an NRL referee.

    Thurston has been hit with a grade one detrimental conduct charge for his expletive-laden complaint about a forward pass in the final minute of North Queensland's 24-20 loss to Manly on Saturday night.

    He will miss Monday night's clash with South Sydney regardless of whether he enters the early guilty plea or unsuccessfully defends the charge at the judiciary.

    Thurston's only chance of playing again before Origin II is to win a case at the judiciary.

    Parramatta captain Nathan Cayless will escape a ban with the early plea after he received a grade one dangerous throw charge for a lifting tackle on St George Illawarra's Brett Morris.

    Eels teammate Timana Tahu will also avoid a suspension with the early plea after a grade one charge for dangerous contact to the head or neck.

    South Sydney's Eddy Pettybourne misses no action after a grade one careless high tackle charge in Sunday's win over Penrith.

    Meanwhile, seven under-20 players have received high grade charges following a wild 80th minute brawl in the Cowboys-Manly national youth cup match on Saturday night.

    The three Cowboys and four Sea Eagles youngsters have been charged with contrary conduct, with two receiving grade five bookings.
     
  4. Dan

    Dan Administrator Staff Member Administrator 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    woah i wish I had recorded and seen that punch up
     
  5. Jethro

    Jethro This space is for rent Staff Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    That's what is missing out of SOO these days, the excitement of the brawl.
     
  6. ManlyBacker

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    That's what is missing out of SOO these days, the excitement of the brawl.
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    For all the talk leading into the game the Blues failed to stamp their authority over the Cane Toads. If they had done more of that it might have been a different result.
     
  7. DSM5

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    Thurston's suspension is a stupid decision in my opinion.  Swearing in a match?  Cuddling will be enforced in future.  Stamping of the foot the only dissension allowed.  The NRL are losing the plot.  It's a passionate game.  I hate to see Souths getting a further leg up in this comp.   
     
  8. Jethro

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    DSM5,

    Swearing at your fellow team members: Yes
    Swearing at the opposition: Yes
    Swearing at the Referee no matter how wrong he is is just not on.

    There just isn't enough respect in today's society in my opinion.  The guy in the middle who is in charge of the game being played should have respect just like parents, teachers, the elderly and Police all should have.  If a player wants to carry on like a pork chop to the referee and swear and curse and carry on with total disrespect then I say send them off or at least send them to the bin for 10 minutes to cool off.

    Don't forget that they are role models as well.
     
  9. Fro

    Fro Well-Known Member

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    I thought robinson handled it pretty well, but Thurston went way over the top, and deserves to pay the price.
     
  10. Duval61

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    Jethro,

    Spot on regarding that as one of the NRL's top players he is a role model to younger players coming through who after viewing this display would possibly deem it to be okay to replicate this tirade on field. Referees irrespective of whether they get it right or wrong deserve respect, do we see this carry on in say Rugby Union?
    If this occurred to me when refereeing I would send them to the sin bin to cool off, passion on the field fine but not this childish display from so called mature player.
     
  11. eagles2win

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    Spot on.
    Robinson should have taken control of the situation and just sent him off
     
  12. Jethro

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    I'm not just talking about the kid's imitating his disrespect to the referee the next time that they are on the footy field.  They look at Thurston carrying on like that to the referee (the guy in charge) and then they start imitating that to all authority type figures i.e. parents, teachers, police, etc.
     
  13. Duval61

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    Unfortunately that is sign of our society today when many of the younger generation have no respect for anyone whether it is a referee, teacher or whoever.
    The rise of the 'no responsibility' & blame everyone else for their issues seems to be everywhere, but may be I am just becoming a cranky old man before my time as my children would say!!
     
  14. Jethro

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    Agreed.  Time to turn back the clock me thinks.
     
  15. Dan

    Dan Administrator Staff Member Administrator 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Blame the baby boomers for worrying about acquisitions and gen x for their perceived lack of belonging.

    Too concerned with themselves to worry about the future..............

    The children of gen y bother are going to be worse.

    ....waits for matas to come in and throw Pepsi-max cans at me
     
  16. DSM5

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    This 'role-model' thing is ridiculous.  It's the same old crap conservatives use to justify what books we should read and what movies we should watch.  Thurston can be seen going beserk.  So what?  It wouldn't have been broadcast other than the refs mike was on and used in the ABCs call.  We have some who call for the softening up period to be reitroduced into SOO games, then go all cat-like when some idiot swears.  Go figure.  Swearing at the ref?  I do it, and not because Thurston does it.     
     
  17. Jethro

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    Yeah, whatever.  Any wonder today's society is the way that it is with attitudes like that.
     
  18. Kiwi Eagle

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    He won't get a week anyway, he is contesting it, so walking into the room and slapping his ID down on the table should be enough to get it dismissed judging on his past form at the judiciary
     
  19. TokyoEagle

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    Swearing at the ref and swearing while talking to the ref are 2 different things. What did he actually say?

    If he is guilty of swearing at the ref he should have been sinbinned on the spot, saw the incident but didn't hear what he was saying. I was really surprised that Matai didn't get some time in the bin for his disrespect a couple of weeks ago too.
     
  20. Ian Martin tragic

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    He wasn't saying 'you're a fxxxing xxxx, ref'. He was challenging the decision as the captain so I think he had a bit of leeway there. the swearing punctuated his questioning of how the decision had been made.

    I think the ref should have said that's enough, time to move on and then sin-binned him when he didn't stop. (I remember beaver getting binned up there a few years back for saying to harrigan 'your'e not having a great game are you?'). so if thurston said 'you should be man of the match' then that's in the same category of smart-arse comment.

    It looked to me like the ref was not convinced that he should have gone with the distant linesman's call and was feeling a bit shakey about it. But nevertheless he made the call and it was too late by then to go back.

    The official charge is a bit counterproductive for the 'authority example' thing. It looks like the judiciary is backing up a ref who should have dealt with it there and then. Someone should just tell robinson (wasn't it?) to draw the line a bit more firmly, and thurston to pull his head in or else next time round.

    for the record, I reckon it was a good call (as I saw it through my sea eagles beer goggles).
     

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