Maybe because he was in excruciating pain?
Garrick has suffered a back & hip contusion.........& you say the tackle was OK. Seriously mate lolol. He could have fractured his back, damaged his shoulder, broken his arm, seriously damaged his elbow, but the tackle was OK according to you.The player did not land in dangerous position . He landed on his back and not on his head
The same as players getting heavily dumped in legal tackles landing on their back
Agree re holding onto the ball. He was put in a dangerous position and should have been a penalty imo. I thought he let the pill go to possibly milk the penalty a bit.Question is, why did Garrick let go of the ball after he landed?
He was certainly not concussed and there was not a hand laid on him.
It is his job as a fullback/winger to hold onto those balls.
Yeah, someone posted earlier it was the fact that the bloke thrust his arm under his legs and almost flipped him that made it a dangerous tackle. Grabbing someone mid air and bringing him to the ground is a hell of a lot different to almost flipping them on to the neck or head. Just incredible to me that it wasn't called as putting someone in a dangerous position.Player airborne in a vulnerable position with legs being attacked , how can it not be interpreted as a dangerous type tackle warranting a penalty .
Not unlike a similar type tackle or incident involving Turbo against the Broncs in Brisbane a few seasons ago , no penalty then also and resulting in Turbo getting a leg injury and missing games .
Certainly hope that Reuben can recover and not miss any of the next couple of games
When this happened, I was waiting for one of 3 things, 1 a send off, 2 a sin-bin and 3 at least a penalty....guess what..we got non of these, they got the ball and scored from the ensuing scrum, and they wonder why the fans are so cynical about refs these days.If landing on the back is ok, is the suplex now considered ok
what i find hard to understand though, considering the injury and the fact he didnt drop it on impact, was why he wasnt given more consideration about the lost ball
the ref could have gone nah, play the ball, clearly injured and not a lost ball. Time out
Montoya got knocked out, then slammed on his back but managed to hold onto the ball.
Garrick put his left arm out to help with the impact and he let go of the ball.
That and his piss poor goal kick to not put Manly ahead 24 - 22 changed the entire momentum of the match. He just gave the ball back to the Warriors.
This was on last night’s news as well.From the SMH this morning:
‘A loophole in player safety’: V’landys to consider controversial rule change
ARL Commission chairman Peter V’landys has promised to explore the possibility of a rule change over the summer to avoid a repeat of the incident that left Reuben Garrick in a potentially dangerous position on Friday night.
Player safety has been at the forefront of V’landys’ thinking since taking over as chairman - most notably the high tackle crackdown which began at Magic Round a couple of years ago. He said the avenue to changing the rules will be explored after the season.
“Changing the rule will certainly be considered at the end of the year as part of our review into the season,” V’landys said.
“If there is a loophole in player safety, we’ll correct it. That’s our number one objective. What’s the difference between a bouncing ball or a high ball if you’re in the air? That’s what we’ll need to weigh up when we sit down and review it.”
The exploration of a potential rule change has been welcomed by Seibold, who took aim at the NRL following the loss that cost his side any hope of playing finals football this year.
It'll be interesting to see if they actually do anything or if this announcement is just a PR exercise.This was on last night’s news as well.
It will be interesting to see any refereeing interpretations (in a similar incident) on this issue in the remaining rounds/finals, before season’s end.
According to me you ask feathered friend and According to me you will getGarrick has suffered a back & hip contusion.........& you say the tackle was OK. Seriously mate lolol. He could have fractured his back, damaged his shoulder, broken his arm, seriously damaged his elbow, but the tackle was OK according to you.