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Ref rage latest off season blight for NRL

Discussion in 'News' started by Jethro, Jan 30, 2014.

By Jethro on Jan 30, 2014 at 7:57 AM
  1. Jethro

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

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    COULD the NRL's summer of hell get any worse?

    A player sent to jail, a taxi driver assaulted, drunken misbehaviour and now a referee, yes, a referee, being investigated by the code's integrity unit[​IMG] for allegedly punching a touch judge.

    Gavin Morris is accused of striking Terry Pascoe, a Queensland Cup touch judge, at a new year's eve party in Sydney.

    He required treatment in hospital for a nasty facial gash.

    A photo of the touchie's bloodied face was doing the rounds on social media but has been removed in recent days.

    Not before it was emailed to The Daily Telegraph.

    Pascoe is understood to have spoken to police about the incident but declined to make a formal complaint.

    However he did give a report and his version of events yesterday to the integrity unit, which is treating the incident seriously.

    Morris has done 46 first grade games since becoming an NRL referee in 2010. The 33-year-old referee did not return phone calls or text messages yesterday.

    Integrity Unit boss Jim Doyle was reluctant to comment because the matter is still under investigation.

    However there is concern about the likelihood the allegations may result in player sledging if Morris has any foul play to deal with from here on.

    Drama and controversy within the NRL refereeing ranks hasn't been restricted to their on-field performances in recent seasons.

    Last year two experienced refs - Gavin Badger and Jason Robinson - fell out and were barred from officiating at the same venue.

    The turmoil has resulted in four different refereeing bosses in three seasons - Bill Harrigan, Stuart Raper, Daniel Anderson and now Tony Archer.

    The latest allegations cap one of the worst off-seasons on record for player misbehaviour, which included the jailing of the Knights' Russell Packer.

    Former Origin and Raiders star Blake Ferguson was convicted of indecent assault and faces sentencing on Monday.

    The last week has seen three incidents involving Willie Mason, Dane Gagai and Liam Foran.

    NRL'S PRE-SEASON DEMONS

    Ben Rogers (Knights) - Player turned club official charged in October with assault after September 1 charity fundraiser incident.

    Dylan Walker (Rabbitohs) - Charged with affray over alleged role in November 3 street brawl.

    Tyrone Phillips (Bulldogs) - Charged with affray over alleged role in November 3 street brawl.

    Reni Maitua (Bulldogs) - Charged with assault over alleged November 25 attack on cab driver.

    Blake Ferguson (ex-Raiders) - Convicted on December 11 of indecent assault before Origin II, awaiting sentence.

    Russell Packer (Knights) - Convicted and jailed two years on January 6 for brutal November 29 assault. Has appealed.

    Richie Fa'aoso (Sea Eagles) - Given good behaviour bond on January 23 after November 24 domestic argument with pregnant wife that ended in drunken police pursuit.

    Willie Mason (Knights) - Charged with drink-driving on January 27 after Australia Day bender.

    Dane Gagai (Knights) - Banned from Queensland duties on January 27 for missing Emerging Origin training.

    Liam Foran (Eels) - Fronted court January 28 over alleged January 12 assault on family member.

    http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/sport/nrl/ref-rage-latest-offseason-blight-for-nrl-as-integrity-unit-investigates-alleged-assault/story-fni3fbgz-1226813288203
     

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Discussion in 'News' started by Jethro, Jan 30, 2014.

    1. Jethro

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

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      COULD the NRL's summer of hell get any worse?

      A player sent to jail, a taxi driver assaulted, drunken misbehaviour and now a referee, yes, a referee, being investigated by the code's integrity unit for allegedly punching a touch judge.
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    2. HappilyManly

      HappilyManly MWTS Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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      "(From the sublime to the) ridiculous - There's got to be an investigation", G. Toovey 2013
       
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    3. niccipops

      niccipops un echidna spillo mia bevanda Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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      Well the cheerleaders are certainly letting the code down by not getting in on the act. Come on girls, keep up with the players, coaches and refs.:p
       
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    4. Brissie Kid

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      So no police action used to mean no story. But now the NRL has an integrity unit the incident and media coverage lives on. Brilliant thinking NRL.
       
    5. The Wheel

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      Give them a break Nicci - they only had their try outs on the weekend - plenty of time for girl power rages beofre the season starts.
       
    6. Chip and Chase

      Chip and Chase True Supporter Staff Member Administrator Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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      I have it on good authority that there has been some pillow fighting and wrestling (in jelly no less !!) going on at some clubs by the cheerleaders. I've seen the videos on that interweb thingy.
       
    7. SeaEagleRock8

      SeaEagleRock8 Sea Eagle Lach Staff Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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      Women do punch people sometimes but the difference is they don't feel obliged to do it just to prove their manhood.
       
    8. jbb/james

      jbb/james Well-Known Member

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      how can anyone ever blame someone from smashing a touchie. Part of there job is to help with forward passes and the only ones they ever call are good passes. The refs have probably had enough

      Wasnt there a song written many years ago, Malcolm Maclaren, encouraging this anyway

      Smash the touchie on the left hand side
      Blast the touchie on the left hand side
      Hes the touchie, hes the touchie wid da sun is his eyes
      all he does, is award bad tries
       
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    9. Go manly

      Go manly Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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      I wonder if he has carry over points.
      "wo wo wo,what are they good for"
       
    10. Frogz

      Frogz Don't mess with the goat, he has photos. Premium Member

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      Pity it was a touchie and not Shane Hayne
       
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    11. Jethro

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      Related article:

      Accused of punching touch judge, referee Gavin Morris still on the job

      Phil Rothfield Sports Editor-at-Large
      The Daily Telegraph
      February 11, 2014 12:00AM


      THE referee accused of punching a touch judge has yet to be disciplined by the NRL integrity unit.

      Click here to read the full article.

      [hr]

      Yeah good one Phil, you want to punish a guy that only has an accusation against them.

      Whatever happened to innocent until proven guilty?

      Gee, maybe someone should make a serious assault complaint accusation against you and publish supposed shocking images of their bloodied face on social media and get your News Ltd bosses to stand you down even though nothing has been proven that you were guilty?
       
    12. StuBoot

      StuBoot Well-Known Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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      Maybe you've been passed too many dutchies!
      It was Musical Youth wasn't it?


      Like your work though, imagine that. The hill at Brookie in full voice giving to the touchie, nicely and in unison of course.
       
    13. Jethro

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

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      Phil should be happy now as Gavin Morris has been suspended.

      Related article:

      NRL referee Gavin Morris suspended and fined for punching touch judge Terry Pascoe

      Phil Rothfield
      The Daily Telegraph
      February 25, 2014 5:19PM

      THE NRL has suspended one of its senior referees for the opening two rounds of the premiership for off-field misbehaviour.

      The Daily Telegraph revealed last month that referee Gavin Morris punched a touch judge in the face at a new years party.

      Click here to read the full article.
       
    14. globaleagle

      globaleagle Où est mon chapeau Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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      The nrl slant is interesting, but more surprising is the lac k of police action.

      It wasn't at a game, but at a new years party, landed the guy in hospital...That's assault! (that's in queenslaaaaand).

      So I dunno why the popo weren't involved. Maybe they can tell me.
       
    15. HappilyManly

      HappilyManly MWTS Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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      Shayne Hayne looks like a Touchie, lets introduce him to Gavin Morris as such when we are shaking his hand :idea:
       
    16. Frogz

      Frogz Don't mess with the goat, he has photos. Premium Member

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      2 weeks suspension...soft again NRL....If it was a player mass hysteria....suspensions, fines, counselling, holidays, hookers....all hell would break out
       

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