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He's out for up to 8 weeks.

Given that diving at the legs of a player kicking the ball is against rules, should Steve Price be held accountable?
 

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I don't think he deliberately dived at him. With his back turned, it seemed more accidental.
 

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He's out for up to 8 weeks.

Given that diving at the legs of a player kicking the ball is against rules, should Steve Price be held accountable?

No
 

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To put another slant on it, should any contact with a players legs during a kicking motion be a penalty ?
 

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Here's another take on it. If you are the kicker, get deeper and kick before the defence has time to get anywhere near your legs. If you want to take it to the line, or try and squeeze every last metre of distance out of it than don't complain if the charge down comes. Gimmemoreley is a gimp anyway, no sympathy, you know Price is a charge down specialist so steer clear of him.
 

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Queensland were better off with Kimmorely on the field anyway.
 

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If it were Orford you would be whinging be your arse off!!!

If it were Ballin Matas would have been through 20 boxes of kleenex. Price is a grub when it comes to this!!!!
 

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Prince hurt in thrilling loss to Broncos

July 6, 2007 - 11:09PM

Broncos coach Wayne Bennett has called for urgent changes to protect kickers after star Gold Coast halfback Scott Prince was rushed to hospital after being injured in Brisbane's thrilling 19-18 golden-point win.

The victory came at a high price for Brisbane who have lost centre Justin Hodges (hamstring) for four to six weeks while Titans forward Michael Hodgson (knee) is gone for the season and James Stosic has torn his medial ligament.

Prince, crunched in a tackle late in the game after making a kick, was put on a drip and transported by ambulance as concerns grew for his health.

Unconfirmed reports said Prince's collarbone in his left shoulder may have broken and gone into his airway.

Brisbane skipper Darren Lockyer kicked a spectacular field goal in the first minute of golden point which bounced off both uprights to snatch a 19-18 win in front of a massive crowd of more than 48,000.

Minutes before Lockyer's match-winner - his 16th field goal in his record equalling 274th premiership game - Prince was assisted from the field in agony.

Titans coach John Cartwright was concerned about Prince's health but did not want to speculate on how serious his injury may be.

He said he knew Prince had injured his collarbone and that there was a complication that it could have been putting pressure on his sternum or spine.

Bennett, who lured Prince from North Queensland to Brisbane where he suffered three serious leg injuries before going to the Tigers, called on officials to immediately introduce a "no contact" rule to safe-guard kickers from serious injury.

Cronulla halfback Brett Kimmorley is facing a long stint on the sidelines after being injured in Wednesday night's State of Origin when brought down by Queensland forward Steve Price.

While Bennett didn't see the incident which led to Prince being hurt, he said it was high time kickers were better looked after.

"The game doesn't protect the kickers enough," said Bennett.

"I get sick of seeing him (Darren Lockyer) getting knocked over week after week and the game has to do something about it.

"There has to be better protection for the kickers.

"My heart goes in my throat every time I see him kick and someone comes through late and I believe they deserve protection.

"It's up the game to say 'hey, this is not going to be acceptable' and I don't think contact after the kick has gone is acceptable.

"I don't believe in any shape, whether it's your legs or your head or whatever, it doesn't matter.

"That's their most vulnerable time and they need to be protected.
 

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solution- lets just make the game touch. The overpaid sooks won't have to worry about getting hurt then.
 

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The fact for Manly is that Orford has never been back to his brilliant best since he hobbled after a chargedown at his legs about 8 weeks ago. He copped it a couple more times in the last two weeks. I personally wouldn't have a problem if they made Rambo Gibbs type tackles at a kicker's legs a penalty.
 

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The fact for Manly is that Orford has never been back to his brilliant best since he hobbled after a chargedown at his legs about 8 weeks ago. He copped it a couple more times in the last two weeks. I personally wouldn't have a problem if they made Rambo Gibbs type tackles at a kicker's legs a penalty.
They are illegal. What Price did is not illegal.
 

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If you are the kicker, get deeper and kick before the defence has time to get anywhere near your legs. If you want to take it to the line, or try and squeeze every last metre of distance out of it than don't complain if the charge down comes.
I could not agree more C&C.
 

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If it were Orford you would be whinging be your arse off!!!

If it were Ballin Matas would have been through 20 boxes of kleenex. Price is a grub when it comes to this!!!!
If it was Kite in Prices place you'd be whinging your arse off.

No way in the world was there anything illegal about it.
 

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spear tackles werent illegal 30 years ago either.

and just because you turn your body at the last minute does not mean you arnt playing at the legs.

If backing into things was that easy players would run shephard plays backwards.
 

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Illegal. Coming in contact to the legs can cause such bad damage. Remember Prince a few years ago, broke his leg very badly.

Price should at least come out and say that he shouldn't be aiming at the legs.
 

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Iif he aimed at his legs he may have come out and said it.

You people are deadset kidding yourselves? It was a charges down! Should we just make it that no-one go's near the kicker?
 

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