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Storm Update

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by Captain Dong, Sep 26, 2007.

  1. Captain Dong

    Captain Dong Member

    +0 /0
    Storm update
    Written by: League news
    September 26th, 2007 01:35 PM
    Melbourne duo Billy Slater and Ben Cross remain in doubt for Sunday's Grand Final after both failed to complete training today.

    Slater is being hampered by a knee injury and Cross a hamstring, both training on their own away from the main group. Today was the Storm's first field session since Sunday's preliminary final win over Parramatta.

    Most concern seems to surround Slater, the Storm fullback taking longer than expected to get over a medial ligament strain.

    Meanwhile, the minor premiers say they don't know what all the fuss is about after they became embroiled in yet another furore over their tackling technique.

    The latest manoeuvre has been labelled the `ripper tackle', which led to Parramatta skipper Nathan Cayless suffering a torn pectoral muscle in last Sunday's preliminary final. Cayless had his arm wrenched behind him as Storm prop Brett White attempted to put the Kiwi forward on his back.

    Storm forward Clint Newton said the latest controversy was just an attempt to unsettle the Victorian side.

    Referees boss Robert Finch admitted grand final whistleblower Tony Archer would be limited in how he could punish the ripper tackle, claiming the only penalty that could be given would be for going on with the tackle too long.
  2. DSM5

    DSM5 Well-Known Member

    +516 /0
    Another cop out from the Finch family. Surely any form of dangerous play is a penalty. I guess for Finch it's OK to rip someones arm off. He's a complete waste of space, as is his son.
  3. Dan

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

    +7,739 /120
    I dont know it is kind of hard to police really, what is the difference between the intentional one and the unintentional one?

    But Slater out is a massive bonus. Think I might put a punt on for this game
  4. fLIP

    fLIP UFO Hunter

    +1,324 /37
    On a different note, who calls their team the storm?

    Named after the weather? How ****en boring.
  5. Cameron

    Cameron Cambo

    +669 /35

    those carnts are more like a ****en Drizzle than a ****en storm

    maybe a storm in a farken tea cup :dance:

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