Welcome!

By registering with us, you'll be able to discuss, share and private message with other members of our community.

SignUp Now!

Ha! - Crocker gets 9 weeks

The Wheel

https://membership.seaeagles.com.au/
Premium Member
Joined
Jul 15, 2004
Messages
15,942
Crocker faces nine-week ban
May 8, 2006

MELBOURNE and Queensland forward Michael Crocker is facing a nine-week suspension – ruling him out of the entire rugby league State of Origin series – after being charged with a grade-four dangerous throw.

Crocker was charged today for his tackle that left South Sydney's Shane Rigon with a shoulder injury and concussion in Storm's 38-14 NRL win on Saturday night.

The grade-four charge carries a base penalty of a seven-week ban.

Crocker;s ban would be increased because of past offences.

AAP
 

Rexx

Member
Joined
Apr 9, 2006
Messages
161
Gregan's tackle was similarly sickening. What chance only 1 week so he's right for the semis?
 

Canteen Worker

Well-Known Member
Joined
Jul 15, 2004
Messages
13,242
Mind you the Brumbies have to win this w/e to make the semis safe. If they make it they will play the same team next week. (Crusaders)

If the Tahs win they will be the Hurricanes at home again next week as well.
 

The Wheel

https://membership.seaeagles.com.au/
Premium Member
Joined
Jul 15, 2004
Messages
15,942
Yeah George's tackle wasn't the best and he will probably get 1 at the most, thats rugby for you. But his record is no where as bad as Crockers 6 suspensions in last 5 seasons
 

PEPSI

Active Member
Joined
Jul 15, 2004
Messages
2,578
lets face it, Union is the only game a guy can be pinned on the ground and if the balls near his head its perfectly legal to stomp on his face!
 

Fluffy

Well-Known Member
Joined
Nov 12, 2004
Messages
21,154
lets face it, Union is the only game a guy can be pinned on the ground and if the balls near his head its perfectly legal to stomp on his face!
Not true - it happened in league - Tooves in 97 GF remember
 

PEPSI

Active Member
Joined
Jul 15, 2004
Messages
2,578
lol true

but tooves didnt have 8 rock ape forwards lying on top of him,

god that is a ugly memory of an ugly day back in 97!
 

PEPSI

Active Member
Joined
Jul 15, 2004
Messages
2,578
yeah was forced to as i went to a GPS school for a while, thought i was a half decent player as did it pretty comfortable,

then went to a league school and found out i was actually a crap footballer very quickly LOL

learnt to play soccer quick smart !!!!
 

Nutzcraw

Active Member
Joined
Oct 5, 2005
Messages
4,826
Well, Living in QLD is about to become a lot more annoying... every paper from now on will have how "the NSWelshman on the panel at the judiciary were out to ban crocker" and all the rest of the ****....

Such a crock... He has and will never be anything more than a thug.. Melbourne knew this before buying him..

Sucked in to him, melbourne and QLD.. the good news is he won't learn a lesson from this as he hasn't any other time
 

Jatz Crackers

Moderator
Staff member
Joined
Nov 5, 2005
Messages
9,326
Well, Living in QLD is about to become a lot more annoying... every paper from now on will have how \"the NSWelshman on the panel at the judiciary were out to ban crocker\" and all the rest of the ****....
Too true Nutz. As a relatively newcomer to QLD from NSW I have been horrified at the biased and self focused reporting up here. Barry Dick for example,,,,,,,good golly ! :lol:
 

Rexx

Member
Joined
Apr 9, 2006
Messages
161
Gregan's tackle was similarly sickening. What chance only 1 week so he's right for the semis?
And the Union verdict is ... 1 match so Gregan's right for the semis.

Crocker's history is a red herring. It would have been 7 weeks instead of 9 if he was a cleansheet. And there's an additional 3 weeks if he contests and loses.

Dr Merv Cross described the Union decision as "disgusting". Most people who saw both thought it was more dangerous than Crocker's.

The Union judiciary system is a bad joke. How do you reconcile the earlier ban of a Waratah forward for 4 weeks for a nothing incident (because it was in South Africa and mid-season) with Gregan's one week for a paralysis-threatening one (because it was in Aust and near the semis)? Cashflow-determined decisions?

And, waving Parra's colours, Ray Price couldn't see anything wrong with either tackle!! Should wear a Reg Regan-style bring back the spear-tackle T-shirt.

Being generous to Price, perhaps he's been on the receiving end of one too many head-highs and should visit some spinal injury wards and ask the residents what they think.
 

Rexx

Member
Joined
Apr 9, 2006
Messages
161
Craig Smith went to England to escape the judiciary.

Perhaps Crocker should go to Union!
 

Canteen Worker

Well-Known Member
Joined
Jul 15, 2004
Messages
13,242
Don't forget that when Anton Oliver was wrongly charged they didn't even bother using the video to get the real culprit who escaped 'scot free'. The Rugby Judiciary is a joke, right back from when Richard Loe escaped despite putting Paul Carozza's face into Orbit a few years back!!
 

Rexx

Member
Joined
Apr 9, 2006
Messages
161
Don't forget that when Anton Oliver was wrongly charged they didn't even bother using the video to get the real culprit who escaped 'scot free'. The Rugby Judiciary is a joke, right back from when Richard Loe escaped despite putting Paul Carozza's face into Orbit a few years back!!
Exactly right CW. And the Aussies (Brumbies?) told them they had the wrong bloke before Oliver was cited - but they went through the farce anyway.
 

Rexx

Member
Joined
Apr 9, 2006
Messages
161
Flowers' best defence to the leniency of the Gregan tackle is that Union is being consistent!!!!!

http://www.rugbyheaven.smh.com.au/news/super-14/flowers-defends-gregan-decision/2006/05/09/1146940535180.html

Flowers defends Gregan decision
Tuesday, May 9, 2006
...

Flowers said SANZAR had been considering changes to its judiciary system, including steps to eliminate accusations of home town decisions, before the Gregan tackle.

The ACT halfback's case was heard by a three-member Australian panel in Canberra.

...

Flowers pointed out Highlanders forward Craig Newby also received a one-match ban for a dangerous tackle early in the year.

"In that respects there has been some consistency across rugby," he said.

But NSW coach Ewen McKenzie was still perplexed by the judiciary's inconsistency, comparing Gregan's case with Waratah forward Rocky Elsom's four-week ban for attempting to punch an opponent.

"I can't believe that with the intelligence of the people involved we can't get a better result," McKenzie said of the judiciary
 

2020 Ladder

Team P W D L PD Pts
1 Panthers 20 18 1 1 299 37
2 Storm 20 16 0 4 258 32
3 Eels 20 15 0 5 104 30
4 Roosters 20 14 0 6 230 28
5 Raiders 20 14 0 6 128 28
6 Rabbitohs 20 12 0 8 169 24
7 Knights 20 11 1 8 47 23
8 Sharks 20 10 0 10 0 20
9 Titans 20 9 0 11 -117 18
10 Warriors 20 8 0 12 -115 16
11 Tigers 20 7 0 13 -65 14
12 Dragons 20 7 0 13 -74 14
13 Sea Eagles 20 7 0 13 -134 14
14 Cowboys 20 5 0 15 -152 10
15 Bulldogs 20 3 0 17 -222 6
16 Broncos 20 3 0 17 -356 6
Top Bottom