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Shoulder charge - Roosters Napa not charged!

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by Brissie Kid, Jun 24, 2013.

  1. Brissie Kid

    Brissie Kid Well-Known Member

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    Reports all over Twitter the NRL match review has not charged Roosters player Napa for the incident with James Graham.

    The reason hasn't yet been given from what I can see. It looks like shoulder to shoulder contact to me.

    At 1m 40 seconds in this.
    [video=youtube]http://youtu.be/dnzjkSxZi8c[/video]

    I've seen George Rose twice this year get penalised for a supposed (not) shoulder charge by just standing his ground & the ballcarrier hitting him.

    The whole rule is just dumb. The ball carrier can shoulder charge but the defender apparently can't even just stand side-on & let himself get hit.
     
  2. tookey

    tookey Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Looked like shoulder hit to Graham's head to me. Careless high shot for anyone except if you play for the rorters, souths or storm
     
  3. bones

    bones Bones Knows Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Hope it's true. Will make great reading over at the Kennel.
     
  4. HappilyManly

    HappilyManly MWTS Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Napa was not in a Manly Jersey, so is Mr Invisible to the MRC :dodgy:

    But good luck to Napa, only wish he hit him harder:p
     
  5. Brissie Kid

    Brissie Kid Well-Known Member

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  6. Frank

    Frank Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    I seriously can't see how they can justify not charging him.

    However, nice work Napa.
     
  7. the mauler

    the mauler Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    It was a great shot. Especially if it keeps Hannibal out for a few weeks.
     
  8. Corso_Pete

    Corso_Pete Well-Known Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    That is simply unbelivable, for every step the NRL Commissiion take forward they take 2 backwards.
     
  9. Brissie Kid

    Brissie Kid Well-Known Member

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    For the record I don't think shoulder charge should be banned or penalised so long as it doesn't hit the head.

    Great shot from Napa. Pure real man's rugby league at its best.
     
  10. EagleFromMay1967

    EagleFromMay1967 In bed before the room got dark.

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    Imagine the up roar had it been Matai. He would be labelled an evil body maiming presence in the game, and would get 10 weeks of course.
     
  11. MissKate

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    Oh well another precedent set, hopefully something to use the next time we get some trumped up charge against one of our players
     
  12. bob dylan

    bob dylan Well-Known Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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  13. Pablo

    Pablo Well-Known Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Yep, so now we know a shoulder charge directly to the head causing concussion isn't a suspension anymore. It's only a penalty.
     
  14. bones

    bones Bones Knows Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Yep... I was right lol
     
  15. dowdz

    dowdz Well-Known Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Has the commission or Daniel Anderson made the game any better this year? Why can't they just admit the knee jerk reaction for the shoulder charge was a mistake. There has been no consistency with it all year. Unless the team is wearing Maroon and White.
     
  16. bones

    bones Bones Knows Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    It was a shoulder charge that hit James Graham's shoulder. Thats why it was just a penalty and no charges by the match review committee. Had it hit Graham in the head then Napa would have been cited to appear before the judiciary.
     
  17. The Who

    The Who Well-Known Member

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    So in other words, Napa shoulders no blame.
     
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  18. SeaEagle21

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    Nope, inconsistancy otherwise explain Taufua being reported for his hit on Goodnightingale? No Shoulder to head contact, just a good solid hit and typical St George theatrics.

    Favoured teams get the rub of the green and refereeing has gotten consistantly worse with each passing week
     
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  19. SeaEagle21

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    Nope, inconsistancy otherwise explain Taufua being reported for his hit on Goodnightingale? No Shoulder to head contact, just a good solid hit and typical St George theatrics.

    Favoured teams get the rub of the green and refereeing has gotten consistantly worse with each passing week and seriously clubs should be compiling a montage of all the tackles that have slipped through the cracks to defend their players with.

    We are a very hard tackling team, have been for a long time so we always seem to be singled out whether it was a good hit or wrong...
     
  20. Ralphie

    Ralphie Well-Known Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Richie Fa'oso was charged without hitting the head of Ashley Harrison (I think). He was concussed by the whiplash effect. So why was this any different, Graham finished up injured, just the same as Harrison did??????
     

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