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Slater feet-first slide tackles

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by Rex, Oct 27, 2008.

  1. Rex

    Rex Well-Known Member

    +2,376 /60
    After the grand final Finch labelled feet-first slide tackles by Slater on Ballin and Robertson as "dangerous " and "very dangerous". He warned Slater that the tackle would result in a penalty try if he knocked the ball out of the hands of the attacker.  Last night - exactly that situation - and the decision - NO TRY.  Slater has been only rewarded for these identified dangerous tackles, and never penalised in any form.  Why would Slater stop?

    Do not the international refereeing bodies talk about these dangerous tackles and seek some type of consistency?


    Slater on notice for sliding tackles

    By Ray Chesterton | October 09, 2008 12:00am

    THE NRL has branded two feet-first tackles by Melbourne fullback Billy Slater in the Grand Final as dangerous and warned he risks suspension if he continues. NRL referees director Robert Finch warned Slater he needed to be "careful".

    "If he should kick the ball out of a player's hands or make contact with a player's head the repercussions could be grave," Finch said.

    "It could be a penalty try, an eight-point try, someone could be hurt or a player could be sent off."

    Slater incensed many spectators in last Sunday's Grand Final by sliding feet-first at two Manly players trying to ground the ball for tries.
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    The two tackles occurred within 10 minutes of each other with Slater sliding towards Manly hooker Matt Ballin in the 23rd minute and then towards left winger Michael Robertson in the 33rd. Yesterday the match review committee pinpointed Slater's tackles - calling the first one "dangerous" and the second "very dangerous".

    In both incidents the judiciary said referee Tony Archer could have cautioned Slater.

    Finch said kicking the ball from a player's hands was illegal. "They can strip the ball but they can't kick it."
  2. Matabele

    Matabele Well-Known Member

    +516 /14
    Perhaps they'll take action when someone cops a bootfull in the face.  the commentators referred to an incident with Matthew Ridge last night.  Can anyone remember that?
  3. DSM5

    DSM5 Well-Known Member

    +516 /0
    I think I recall Ridge kicking the ball out of the hands of someone who was about to ground it.  No try.
  4. Chip and Chase

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

    +8,608 /80
    Yeh I remember Ridges effort, can't remember who it was against though. Basically he happened to be running across just as the player was stretching his arm out to ground the ball over the line, having being tackled just short of the line. Ridge threw out a boot at the right time and it dislodged the ball. Still a bit dangerous but nowhere near as bad as what Slater does.

    When will they suspend the grub ..when he breaks someones jaw or ribs ???
  5. clontaago

    clontaago Well-Known Member

    +170 /1
    Yep he is a scumbag. I was cheering for the Aussies whole heartedly last night, but whenever Slater got smashed I was cheering on the Kiwis.
  6. QldEagle01

    QldEagle01 Active Member

    +37 /0
    I cheered really loud when Matai smashed Gallen........... Good Stuff.
  7. Canteen Worker

    Canteen Worker Well-Known Member

    +215 /5
    That should have been a penalty try. I do remember the Ridge incident and may even have it on video somewhere. Nothing like it, but it led to the rules being changed.

    Slater is a grade A scumbag and he should not be in the team.
  8. Berkeley_Eagle

    Berkeley_Eagle Current Status: 24/7 Manly Fan

    +2,125 /14
    a good coach would whisper in his ear
  9. Dan

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

    +7,742 /120
    The Ridge Effort may have been against Saints or Roosters I think.

    It was at the Southern end of the ground about half way between the Maccas side corner post and the goal post. The player stretched out and ridge put his foot out and kicked the ball out, he was still standing and the palyer was at full stretch.

    I remember it well :)

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