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This week's judiciary

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by Matabele, Mar 14, 2009.

  1. Matabele

    Matabele Well-Known Member

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    My prediction

    Kite: 1 week
    Ballin: 4-6 weeks

    The latter because with the whiff of cordite about the club at the moment the media will liken his incident to the one where Bird kneed Marteen.
     
  2. byso

    byso Well-Known Member

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    Did he connect?
     
  3. missing_something

    missing_something Active Member

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    looked like it in slow mo
     
  4. Matabele

    Matabele Well-Known Member

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    glancing blow.
     
  5. Matabele

    Matabele Well-Known Member

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    Bird got 8 weeks from memory, so I'm taking that into account.
     
  6. DSM5

    DSM5 Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    I don't think Ballin connected, but he's certainly given LeStrange an opening..What was he thinking? , that it wouldn't be seen?  Kite did this same sort of thing last season. Coming in as the third tackler there's not much of a person to hold.  He needs to work on that play.  
     
  7. byso

    byso Well-Known Member

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    Is this the worst week of the history of Manly RLFC?
     
  8. missing_something

    missing_something Active Member

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    No that was when we merged with Norths
     
  9. Chip and Chase

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

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    Ballin's brain explosion is probably going to cost him a week or two. Not sure Kite will have a case to answer.
     
  10. DSM5

    DSM5 Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Ballin's was very annoying.  Just not professional.
     
  11. Juz_04

    Juz_04 New Member

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    Kite should not have a case to answer.  Ballin on the other hand.....well at least he didnt connect and he doesnt have a record I assume. He should say he felt a twinge in his knee and was stretching it out I mean it looked as though he was doing some warm ups :)
     
  12. ads

    ads Well-Known Member

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    Hopefully they'll consider Ballin as having served his punishment with the sin binning..... Kite's wasn't even around the bloke's neck, it was on side of the neck and wasn't long - I was annoyed about the penalty.
     
  13. Matabele

    Matabele Well-Known Member

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    Again I come back to the scrutiny we're after and the media looking for blood.

    There probably is no need for a Kite suspension, but don't forget Cam Smith's grapple suspension was 2 weeks at the end of the year because of a charge for a grapple tackle in Round One.
     
  14. Fro

    Fro Well-Known Member

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    yes Matas but that rule has changed as far as loading goes, there is a decay factor built in to cary over points now
     
  15. DSM5

    DSM5 Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    And C Smith's tackle looked 1000% worse than Kite's.  Smith attempted to rip the guys head clean Off.  Kitey's is just that he's the third man in and there's not much left of the tackled player besides his head to grab.  He has to be aware of the scrutiny that we will come under this season.
     
  16. willstyles

    willstyles Active Member

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    Which is a very sensible way of re-structuring it in my opinion.
     
  17. Kiwi Eagle

    Kiwi Eagle Moderator Staff Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Very average from Ballin

    If Matai had done it you blokes would be calling for his head !
     
  18. Matabele

    Matabele Well-Known Member

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    I'm aware of the decay factor, and I am not likening Kite's tackle to the Thaiday unscrewing.

    What I am saying is you can bet the NRL feel compelled to take action on anything with a hint of grapple to it to be *seen* to be taking a tough stance.  The refs called it a grapple last night and you can be sure they will make sure enough points apply so that Kite sits out for a week.
     
  19. ManlyBacker

    ManlyBacker Winging it Staff Member

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    I think Kite will be fine. There wasn't much in it and he changed his arm position when he realised what was happening.

    Ballin might have more by topping off the knee by throwing the first punch. Hopefully the 10 minutes in the bin will be the end of it.
     
  20. DSM5

    DSM5 Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Des should get into both of them and then get into the team.  A weak effort by all.  Kitey was having trouble with his tackling style last year.  It's the third man in where there's really only the neck to wrap yourself around.  He needs to sit down with Des and work out what to do.  Des was always a terrific tackler.  King made some big hits especially on our line.  I'm just about over Saturday night.  Bring on the Warriors.   
     

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