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THURSTON SPEAR TACKLE

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by Matabele, Sep 16, 2007.

  1. Matabele

    Matabele Well-Known Member

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    He's as guilty as sin, but how long will he get for it?

    Will the NRL have the balls to serve justice on its latest pin-up boy?

    On previous form I somehow doubt it.
     
  2. Canteen Worker

    Canteen Worker Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    A penalty but no report. He will get off - though others have done time this year for less.

    Does he have any carry over points?
     
  3. Garts

    Garts Well-Known Member

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    Not worthy of a suspension, I would be filthy if a Manly player got suspended for a tackle like that.
     
  4. Berkeley_Eagle

    Berkeley_Eagle Current Status: 24/7 Manly Fan 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    comment now after looking at these pics

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  5. Matabele

    Matabele Well-Known Member

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    As i say - he's as guilty as sin!

    Add your comments here:

    http://www.news.com.au/dailytelegraph/story/0,22049,22429212-5006066,00.html
     
  6. Corso_Pete

    Corso_Pete Well-Known Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    The tackle must at least be referred to the judiciary. Of course he will escape penalty, but unless the match review committee want to retain some credibility they will have no alternative but to refer the tackle.

    By not doing so the precedent that they will create will lead to anarchy.
     
  7. Matabele

    Matabele Well-Known Member

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    The problem with that is, even if he goes there with a Grade One, he has carryover points. Even if they charge him Grade Two and he gets a downgrade, he sits out a week.

    It has to be all or nothing.
     
  8. byso

    byso Well-Known Member

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    He should get at least one week.
     
  9. DVS Matt

    DVS Matt Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    he's got 93 carry over points.

    even the smallest charge could see him out
     
  10. Guest

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    He clearly lifts the Warriors player beyond the horizontal and is driving him into the ground.

    Bye bye Thurston. See you next year.
     
  11. fLIP

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  12. DVS Matt

    DVS Matt Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    i'm sure they'll find some magical angle that clears him
     
  13. DSM5

    DSM5 Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    The arms are clearly around his leg and the legs are lifted above the horizontal. I don't know how he'll get of, other than a rort bt the officials which wouldn't surprise me. We'll beat them with or without Thurston. The worriors were boneheads on sunday and deserved to get beat.
     
  14. DVS Matt

    DVS Matt Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    the fact that he didn't drive him into the turf will be the reason he gets off
     
  15. DSM5

    DSM5 Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    I think the 'driving' is irrelevant to the charge, It's the arms around the legs and the lift that is the damaging thing. Still, if he gets of, then all you have to do is break the neck and not the back. Just lift high enough and drop.
     
  16. DVS Matt

    DVS Matt Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    hehe mate, you're preaching to the converted.

    but it's finals time
     
  17. Corso_Pete

    Corso_Pete Well-Known Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Who is the match review committee, where do they meet and what influence will be exterted on them?

    The issue I have is that not many people will know the answer to the above. A no charge to be laid from this committee will be the worst possible result from the NRL if they want league supporters to believe that their review system is not able to be influenced.

    At least once a case reaches the judiciary the process is open and there is less chance to say that the deicision was not based on the facts and evidence presented.
     
  18. DVS Matt

    DVS Matt Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    do we know when we find out?
     
  19. fLIP

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    Match review will be done today so to give time to enter a plea and front up to the judiciary with a case on Wednesday night.
     
  20. lasvegas

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    where is the best place to see if he gets charged.
     

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