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Thurston has been found.....

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by Berkeley_Eagle, Jun 22, 2011.

  1. Berkeley_Eagle

    Berkeley_Eagle Current Status: 24/7 Manly Fan

    +2,125 /14
    NRL: #NRL judiciary is about to deliberate the Johnathan Thurston case, verdict will be in soon. [via Twitter]

  2. SeaEagleRock8

    SeaEagleRock8 Sea Eagle Lach Staff Member Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

    +10,561 /215
  3. Berkeley_Eagle

    Berkeley_Eagle Current Status: 24/7 Manly Fan

    +2,125 /14
    Johnathan Thurston found not guilty as they could not be sure who was under the headgear
  4. bob dylan

    bob dylan Well-Known Member Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

    +6,440 /192
    Good decision, I am not a Qld'er either. Just common sense.
  5. Berkeley_Eagle

    Berkeley_Eagle Current Status: 24/7 Manly Fan

    +2,125 /14
    NRL: Johnathan Thurston Not guilty - free to play this week #NRL
  6. The Eagle

    The Eagle Well-Known Member

    +480 /0
    Bull****,so he can hit refs and swear at them
    So typical,its ok he isnt a white boy,that wasnt his choice
  7. master blaster

    master blaster Well-Known Member

    +859 /5
    surely your not surprised,this clown can do what he likes,they obviously didnt care about last year either when he went off at the ref against us,its a joke
  8. silvertail

    silvertail Well-Known Member Premium Member

    +443 /9
    Fair enough outcome.
  9. tookey

    tookey Well-Known Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

    +5,798 /186
    What would have happended if Mattai ran into the back of Checcin? Life ban I bet?
  10. Rex

    Rex Well-Known Member

    +2,376 /60
    In one SOO-led decision they have entirely neutered the rule about careless or reckless contact with referees. Precedent set.

    Impressive stuff.[hr]
    Tariq Sims found guilty. Will miss two weeks.
  11. DSM5

    DSM5 Well-Known Member

    +516 /0
    Good decision.
  12. Matabele

    Matabele Well-Known Member

    +516 /14
    NSW should have done the Cowboys a favour and picked him.
  13. ayjay007

    ayjay007 Well-Known Member

    +83 /0
  14. bones

    bones Bones Knows

    +9,037 /102
    It was the only decision. It was ridiculous it went as far as it did. Cecchin even commented on the field that it was accidental. Whether we like Thurston as a player or a person is irrelevant.
  15. Rex

    Rex Well-Known Member

    +2,376 /60
    How would Cecchin know on the field whether it was accidental or not Bones? He was the only person at the ground who had absolutely no viewing of the incident.[hr]
    What I'm having a tiny bit of difficulty understanding is:
    1. How Cecchin allegedly saw that Thurston's actions were accidental, when Thurston was directly behind him, and
    2. How Thurston's successful defence was that he did not see Cecchin at all when Cecchin was directly in front of him between him and the ball.

    Are eyes now located in the back of heads?
  16. Ian Martin tragic

    Ian Martin tragic Well-Known Member

    +186 /0
    no excuses now for qld next week. Would rather get beaten by their best team than beat them minus thurston.
  17. Jono

    Jono Well-Known Member

    +176 /5
    They'll still find an excuse.

    I just find it funny that:

    a) after all the Queensland bulls**t, manipulating, bullying and blaming NSW, the 3 on the judiciary that cleared him were New South Welshmen

    b)Tariq Sims was likely going to get the call up to NSW and he was suspended so he can't play.

    Are these judiciary men actually New South Welshmen, or are they like Greg Inglis?

    I just don't get why that grub never gets suspended? He always behaves like this around SOO time because he knows they won't suspend him: pushing refs, yelling at refs, kicking people in the head after they score a try.

    As for Cecchin, you could tell he was scared to get into Thurston's face so he laughed it off. He's a closet Queenslander anyways, especially after that atrocious decision in the GC in 09
  18. Cameron

    Cameron Cambo

    +669 /35
    You are a fool. I'm a NSW fan but even blind Freddy could see it was checcins fault.
  19. Moondog

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

    +5,283 /51
    I agree, and beating their best team at home should finally quash any talk of ten year dynasties!
  20. Ralphie

    Ralphie Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    The rule needs to be changed that any contact with a referee is an automatic 1 week ban. The onus to avoid the referee should be 100% on the players in all circumstances.

    The AFL have got it right on this one. To me intent is irrelevant, some players have mastered the art of making it look like an accident and I suspect some of the contacts with the referees have been far from accidental. They wear bright pink shirts, how do you not see them. I played footy for 17 years and at rep level and in all that time the only referee collisions I saw were absolutely intentional, but made to look accidental.

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