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Matai Cleared of charges

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by torana355, Jul 26, 2010.

  1. torana355

    torana355 Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    Manly centre Steve Matai has escaped suspension for his high tackle on Wests Tigers skipper Robbie Farah.

    No charges were laid by the NRL's match review committee out of the weekend's round 20 matches.

    Matai was placed on report after catching Farah high late in the first half of Sunday's win to the Sea Eagles at Bluetongue Stadium.

    The fiery Sea Eagles back was then sin-binned after taking exception to Farah staying down after what he deemed to be minimal contact.

    Brisbane and the Sydney Roosters will complete the round at Suncorp Stadium on Monday night.





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  2. blitzkrieg

    blitzkrieg Active Member

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    Surprise surprise, so Robbie what comment now?
     
  3. Manly To Win!

    Manly To Win! Well-Known Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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    common sense prevails
     
  4. Guest

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    so he should be.. lucky his binning didnt have any affect on the out come..
     
  5. Dan

    Dan Kim Jong Dan Staff Member Administrator 2017 Tipping Competitor 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    It would have been a tragedy had Matai been charged. There was not one thing illegal about that at all, and nothing reckless, careless or intentional.

    I wonder what Mr "everythings fine" Finch will say about it
     
  6. bob dylan

    bob dylan Well-Known Member Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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    There would of been no penalty or anything had the player concerned no been Matai.

    He is victimised and is "on watch" by the refs.
     
  7. The Wheel

    The Wheel Well-Known Member

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    They should have charged Farah with imprersonating an actor
     
  8. cc eagle

    cc eagle Member

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    Obviously Robbie must have been watching tooooooo much world cup soccer.
     
  9. ads

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    What's ridiculous is that it has to be "bad enough" to go on report to have the video ref call back to a penalty if the player stays down.

    Seems to make sense, however apparently its bad enough to be on report EVERY FREAKING TIME!!!! For even whatever high tackles etc.

    The video refs KPIs should include a negative measure of how often they 'on report' someone who isn't charged in this situation.
     
  10. ConcernedSupporter

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    I may be wrong but I was under the impression the penalty came more so from the back slap & the almost fight afterwards.

    It seemed Hayne was happy to put it on report but Matai's reaction is what led to the penalty.

    Mind you I stand by the fact I am yet to see where Matai makes any contact let alone illegal contact with Farah
     
  11. eagle-rock08

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    I just thought that Steve went up to Farrah and patted him on the back asking if was alright.  For that he got sinbinned???
     
  12. WAMF

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  13. Dan

    Dan Kim Jong Dan Staff Member Administrator 2017 Tipping Competitor 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    If it goes on report you get penalised. They dont say "hey, that looked bad, lets put it on report and keep playing"

    They already were penalised when he tapped him on the back. He was sent of for stirring **** basically. Hardly a sin binning offense but I think the idea was more to calm him down so things didnt explode. more like "dissent"

    I must say Hayne had a woeful game, penalising King foe god knows what, then Watmough for a "strip" all he did was stand up there was nothing "blatant" as Hayne said about it. Then warning Jamie that the next one was in the bin. FFS that would be fine if they were all deliberate infringements
     
  14. ads

    ads Well-Known Member

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    Yeah not Hayne's finest performance.
     
  15. Nthn NSW

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    Word is Russell Crowe is in talks to sign Farrar!!!








    For his next movie...  :D
     
  16. The Eagle

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  17. Nthn NSW

    Nthn NSW Active Member

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    [/quote]Maybe it should be spelt D.O.G
     
  18. The Eagle

    The Eagle Well-Known Member

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    Pro post :)
     
  19. sydsider

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    What a cat.Worse than an eye gouge.What did Ali Baba say to the forty thieves? Trust me with your life my friend.Farahs related to Ali.
     
  20. Chip and Chase

    Chip and Chase True Supporter Staff Member Administrator Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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    I can't remember off the top of my head, but was Hayne the ref the night Stevie turned his back on the ref and walked away when receiving a caution....twice !!!!!!!! Perhaps that was Shayne "my parents weren't thinking clearly when they named me" Hayne's square up for Matai dissing him.
     

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