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The video that should see Matai clear

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by WAMF, Sep 24, 2011.

  1. WAMF

    WAMF Well-Known Member

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    Fast forward to 3:55 to see the incident.

    [video=youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wvhy4d6DtuU[/video]

    Haynes was a real shocker.
     
  2. PONTIAN SEA EAGLE

    PONTIAN SEA EAGLE Well-Known Member

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    I remember that knee was he suspended i can't recall.
     
  3. manlyfan76

    manlyfan76 Parra Trolls are the best. Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    The defender (Matai)belives the winger is going to stay up so he wants to tackle him normally, then he (attacker)dives and at the last second the defender has to change the point of the tackle, He has avoided a head high tackle and has not used his feet. and at full speed this is quite an achievment. Remember this is a contact sport people.
     
  4. The Who

    The Who Well-Known Member

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    Yes, much worse than the Matai tackle. But I think it unfair to criticise any players racing across in cover, desperate, to stop a try for such collisions. When shown in normal speed most of these incidents are accidental. Their focus is stopping the ball from being placed over the try line. What do the NRL want - players not attempting to stop a try?
    However, this is a good one to show at the judiciary. If Hayne escaped suspension so too should Matai.
     
  5. HappilyManly

    HappilyManly MWTS Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n8zgpyzl1m0

    I rest my case!
     
  6. Brissie Kid

    Brissie Kid Well-Known Member

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    Hayne was found guilty of a grade 1 but got his points reduced to under 100 so he was able to play.

    If charged and guilty, Matai won't get the discounts that Hayne got.
     
  7. BOZO

    BOZO Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Just listening to the continuous call team on 2gb and the boys said both Metai and T Rex should be right to play next week.
     
  8. SeaEagleRock8

    SeaEagleRock8 Sea Eagle Lach Staff Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Hayne hit the bloke in the head with his knee. Matai didn't do that.

    This is actually not that uncommon, it is certainly an occupational hazard for wingers diving for a corner. How many times has Robbo been hit by boots legs etc etc in scoring?

    Check out Hoppa scoring his first try last night, the broncos player collects him in a very similar fashion.
     
  9. Chip and Chase

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

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    I don't think Matai has anything to worry about. It'd be a joke if he gets suspended for that level of contact.
     
  10. Ron E. Gibbs

    Ron E. Gibbs Well-Known Member

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    That's good to hear - we need all the support we can get. T-rex will be charged, no doubt about that, but his clean record should mean he's right to play. If Matai's charged he's in trouble, so our best hope here is that he isn't charged at all.
     
  11. The Who

    The Who Well-Known Member

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    Anyone remark how quickly Yow Yee recovered from the so-called swinging arm to almost score two minutes later? Do you serious think that if T-Rex had hit him intentionally he would have been able to continue playing? Nothing in that.
    The anti-Matai bias is the only concern I have that he won't get a fair hearing.
    Anyway, there may be similar reports that come from the other semi-final. It may all even out. Rugby league is all about controversy.
     
  12. Ceagle

    Ceagle Well-Known Member

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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DxRGg-Fd08Q

    5:24
     
  13. Jethro

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

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    Yeah, but our guys don't stay down. They get up and play on and don't try to milk a penalty.
     
  14. Jono

    Jono Well-Known Member

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    yeah this was the one I was looking for. The grub wasn't suspended after this one, was cleared to play by the judiciary. This knee was in the head. Matai will play.

    http://www.smh.com.au/rugby-league/league-news/sublime-smith-leaves-his-rivals-for-dead-20110707-1h4w9.html
     
  15. Frank

    Frank Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    I don't understand why anyone would worry about the Matai incident last. He has no case to answer in my opinion. T-Rex is the one that worries me.
     

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