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The trouble with Harrigan

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by DSM5, May 9, 2012.

  1. DSM5

    DSM5 Well-Known Member

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    Interesting to read two NRL officials take on the Taylor 'injury' ploy. McGuirk, the football operations director says that "No trainer is allowed on the field at scrums other than to attend to a serious injury". It looked like Taylor had an injury to his finger. Harrigan then states that as there were six in the scrum and Taylor wasn't offside, then all's sweet. Who's right,and is there a problem with players feigning injury to take an advantage (lying down). If those two NRL officials can't sing from the same song-book, then one can't get stuck into refs for being inconsistent.
     
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    • Dan

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

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      The thing is no rule was broken. So it's more a gripe with the rules you have and not their enforcement
       
    • Brewski

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      But was Taylor seriously injured? No so then no doctor should not be on the field during a scrum meaning that rule was broken.
       
    • globaleagle

      globaleagle Deux bourbons s'il vous plait Staff Member Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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      I think in all fairness the tipping points for this game should be shared or go to those who chose Cronulla.

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    • Fluffy

      Fluffy Well-Known Member

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      cant wait until next week when the bunnies have a 1 man scrum
       
    • The Who

      The Who Well-Known Member Premium Member

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      Imagine the outcry if this had led to a 'try'? There needs to be be a new rule written to stop such ploys, along with deliberate time wasting, feigning injury, taking dives . . .
      Referees should be allowed to judge whether any player is not "sticking to the spirit of the game" and penalise them. They rule on everything else, why not this?
       
    • Crusher_Cleal

      Crusher_Cleal Well-Known Member

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      I'd like to see him run over with a cement truck.
       
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      • Frank

        Frank Well-Known Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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        IMO if the trainer was part of this ploy then effectively he was an extra player on the field. I'm pretty sure you can only have 13 on the field playing the game at any one time.
         
      • HappilyManly

        HappilyManly MWTS Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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        Simple rule would be that if you are being attended to by a Trainer you can not be involved in the next play. Any walking injured should be treated on the sideline as they intefere with their own Team as well.

        But Taylor ran at the scrum :huh:
        Unlike Prior, he was not following his Coaches instructions - to run at the unsuspecting Backs :p
         
      • eagle-rock08

        eagle-rock08 Active Member

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        Ivan Hemjack used to feign injury regularly and then miraculously get back in the play.

        That was back in the days when the 5 metres was required on both sides of the ball.
         
      • Ian Martin tragic

        Ian Martin tragic Well-Known Member

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        ... is he's NOT dead (just picking up the film reference. No implied threat here showpony)
         
      • zambuck

        zambuck Active Member

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        the question is still asked why has no action taken for knocking the ref over? i am going to email gallop and harrigan for an answer
         
      • Wolfpack

        Wolfpack Well-Known Member

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        Because the gumby idiot got in the way?

        Seriously, if a Manly player did the same thing no-one on here would be saying anything about it. It's a non-issue.
         

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