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Shark attack yields 20 stitches

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by ManlyBacker, Dec 16, 2005.

  1. ManlyBacker

    ManlyBacker Winging it Staff Member

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    That was a headline too good to resist :)

    This from Fox Sports news this morning:

    A player at the Cronulla Sharks RLC has been admitted to hospital after an altercation with a teammate at training.

    Jacob Selmes needed 20 stitches in his head following the incident. An inquiry is reportedly underway at the club.
     
  2. Dan

    Dan Administrator Staff Member Administrator 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    who smashed him?
     
  3. ManlyBacker

    ManlyBacker Winging it Staff Member

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    I hope it wasn't a certain redhead checking out the red & white blood cells of his new team.
     
  4. Spuds Bodyguard

    Spuds Bodyguard Active Member

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    Hutch Ma'ava. He has been stood down indefinitely as a result.
     
  5. The Fonz

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    I bet the other bloke was a Kiwi. I remember the sharks had a problem with in fighting a few years ago between Kiwi's.
     
  6. byso

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    Shark decked

    By IAIN PAYTEN

    December 16, 2005

    CRONULLA prop Hutch Maiava has been suspended indefinitely by the Sharks after decking a teammate at training yesterday.

    Sharks lower-grade prop Jacob Selmes reportedly received 17 stitches to his face after he and Maiava became involved in a punch-up in the Cronulla gym.

    It is understood the pair were playfighting during a weights session when Maiava threw a stronger punch, and only realised the damage he had done when he went to apologise to the bleeding Selmes.

    Maiava, regarded by Sharks teammates as a gentle guy off the field, was immediately remorseful for his actions but was told to not attend training today.

    Sharks coach Stuart Raper was last night deciding on a suitable penalty for Maiava, with club chief executive Steve Rogers currently on leave.




    "There was a flare up of some sort and the club will deal with it appropriately," said Sharks football manager Greg Pierce.

    "But it's not the first time over the years that teammates have got heated at training, at our club and every other club.

    "There have been a few of these sorts of things.

    "I'm sure Stuart will have it sorted out by (today)."

    Selmes is a former captain of the Cronulla Jersey Flegg side, and the club believe he will be a future first grade front-rower alongside Maiava.
     
  7. Garts

    Garts Well-Known Member

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    Jacob Selmes is from up your way Fonz, he is a Port Macquarie boy
     
  8. PJ

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    Sounds like it was an accident- what a farken media beat up...bloody journos!
     
  9. byso

    byso Well-Known Member

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    Or is that the "story" they told the papers ;)
     
  10. Utility Player

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    At least they were in a gym and not on the beach
     
  11. byso

    byso Well-Known Member

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    Jacob Selmes is that an Aussie name?
     
  12. Utility Player

    Utility Player Well-Known Member

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    It is if he grew here rather than flew here :D
     
  13. kiwigirl

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    Oi ... I flew here! :naughty: ..... it was too far to swim!! :D
     
  14. Nutzcraw

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    daniel, i believe the saying goes "A good friend will come bail you out of jail, but a true friend will be sitting next to you saying, "Man, we f@#ked up!"


    unless you edited it because of the language
     
  15. The Fonz

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    yeah nutz thats the gay version.
     
  16. Guest

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    he was given a three week suspension and fined 10000 bucks
     
  17. Jatz Crackers

    Jatz Crackers Moderator Staff Member

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    3 weeks OFF training in the summer heat and fined $10k by the club which is i presumed retained by the club (probably pre tax)

    So where is the satisfaction for Selmes in any of that ?

    If thats the sum total of the repercusiions then i would be wanting one free shot at hutches nose, guts and nuts. Oh,... and a free beer or 2!
     
  18. Ryan

    Ryan Well-Known Member

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    I've got one thing to say on this situation.

    Imagine it was Hoppa that did this !!!
    He'd have been sent to jail for 10+ years !!!
     
  19. Stuey Davis Socks

    Stuey Davis Socks Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Hutch doesn't have the charge sheet that Hoppa accumulated, but I know what you mean..
     

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