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NRL sets a dangerous precedent

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by Berkeley_Eagle, Mar 14, 2012.

  1. Berkeley_Eagle

    Berkeley_Eagle Current Status: 24/7 Manly Fan

    +2,125 /14
    Buy the ticket, take the ride. That used to be the favourite line of the great American sportswriter Hunter S Thompson. The NRL has no choice but to do the same with the messy precedent it has set itself over accidental head-high tackles.

    Frank Pritchard gets rubbed out for one match for hitting Penrith winger David Simmons in the head with his shoulder, yet Warriors winger Manu Vatuvei yesterday slips by without sanction for hitting Eels centre Willie Tonga in the head with his shoulder.
    Go figure.

    Read the full article[hr]
    High farce: Frank Pritchard's hit on left, Manu Vatuvei's on right. Source: The Daily Telegraph
  2. dowdz

    dowdz Well-Known Member Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

    +1,081 /12
    I must admit i thought the beast would of got a week off for sure.
  3. Moondog

    Moondog What's up Darth? Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

    +5,271 /51
    "A drug person can learn to cope with things like seeing their dead grandmother crawling up their leg with a knife in her teeth. But no one should be asked to handle this trip"......another quote from the great Hunter S......
  4. globaleagle

    globaleagle Je saisis mon chapeau. Staff Member Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

    +13,349 /117
    ^ deep.

    Meh, Webster is probably just a disgruntled dogs supporter.
  5. Jono

    Jono Well-Known Member

    +176 /5
    Pritchard had points and has been warned about this before, Vatuvei didn't and hasn't been warned about the way he tackles, end of story
  6. mmmdl

    mmmdl Active Member

    +105 /2
    irrelevant. Prictchard was charged, Manu wasn't. Manu could have had 1000000 points and it would have made no difference. Points only count if a player is charged.
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    • DSM5

      DSM5 Well-Known Member

      +516 /0
      From where I sat the Pritchard hit was a shoulder into the head of a player running directly at him. The Manu hit was his shoulder hitting the head region of a player falling into him. No similarity at all. Hazzler should get over himself.
    • Clay

      Clay Well-Known Member

      +1,532 /66
      Two very different tackles.

      Willie Tonga slipped and fell backwards just prior to being hit. and there was no way Manu would be able to adjust his tackle in that split second. If tonga doesn't slip theres no high tackle I have no problem with the Manu tackle.

      Pritchard lines Simmons up and hits him high.
    • Kiwi Eagle

      Kiwi Eagle Moderator Staff Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

      +3,892 /65
      A still shot proves absolutely nothing, what a farce of an article

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