Discussion in 'General Rugby League' started by rhugh89, Oct 20, 2017.
Sucked in you dirty grub.
I'm not Lefty as the 'media' will be calling for the grub to be made an Immortal. A premiership and salary cap cheat and rorter, treatment of Alex McKinnon's injury, directing refereeing decisions make him fit for the title 'Immortal Grub' only.
Cameron Smith cops one-match suspension
Neil Cadigan & Margie McDonald
Mon 14 May 2018, 03:30 PM
Cameron Smith will sit out this week's clash with Manly after pleading guilty to a dangerous contact charge over his tackle on Kevin Proctor on Saturday night.
The Storm skipper was handed a grade-two dangerous contact charge by the NRL match review committee on Sunday for the incident in Melbourne's comeback win over Gold Coast at Suncorp Stadium.
If he challenged the charge at the judiciary he risked a two-match ban.
Smith was one of seven players charged for incidents from the three Saturday matches.
Three other Storm players are in strife - Cameron Munster and Josh Addo-Carr will escape suspensions after early guilty pleas for their dangerous contact charges but prop Sam Kasiano has received a one-game ban for the same charge.
Sydney Roosters prop Dylan Napa pleaded guilty to a dangerous contact charge and a careless high tackle and received a $1,100 fine and 75 carryover points.
Warriors duo Bunty Afoa and Jazz Tevaga also avoided suspensions with guilty pleas after receiving dangerous contact charges.
Remorseful Scott, Korosai charged as Walker ruled out 6 weeks with fractured eye socket
Margie McDonald Senior Reporter
Sun 20 May 2018, 02:39 PM
Melbourne centre Curtis Scott has apologised for punching Dylan Walker in the head during Saturday night's spiteful clash with the Manly star facing six weeks on the sidelines after scans revealed he suffered a fractured cheekbone.
The NRL match review committee on Sunday charged Scott with a grade-three striking charge for hitting Walker. He will miss two matches if he submits an early guilty plea but could miss three games if he unsuccessfully challenges the charge at the judiciary.
Scott has received a 28-point discount (one point for each minute he was sent off), otherwise he would have been facing a maximum of four games on the sidelines.
Manly hooker Apisai Koroisau was handed a grade-one striking charge which would result in a one-match ban with an early guilty plea or a maximum of two games.
Walker was not charged for his part in the brawl.
The Storm released a statement via Twitter in which the young centre expressed remorse for his controversial actions which led to referee Henry Perenara sending him off.
"While it doesn't change what happened last night I would like to deeply apologise to my team, Manly and NRL fans for my actions. Not how I want to represent myself, my team, or the game," he said.
The Sea Eagles will have to endure more games without one of their stars after it was confirmed on Sunday that Walker has a fractured eye socket as a result of the brawl in Saturday night's fiery 24-4 win over Melbourne at AAMI Park.
Walker, who missed the opening month of the Telstra Premiership season following multiple operations on a shoulder and broken ankle, will now miss another four to six weeks out with his left eye socket.
Manly confirmed the extent of his injury on Sunday but did not say whether the 23-year-old would need surgery.
"Scans last night confirmed a sub-orbital fracture to his eye as a result of being punched by Curtis Scott, who was sent off for the incident," the Sea Eagles said.
Walker took a direct hit on his left cheek from the Storm centre, and Perenara had no hesitation in marching Scott from the field - the first NRL send-off since David Shillington in 2015.
Walker was also sin-binned over the incident, which was conducted in tandem with an HIA assessment for the hit to his head.
The former NSW State of Origin representative published a photo on Instagram after the game of his injury with the words "Talk **** get hit Well done sir".
He was one of three Manly players sent to the sheds to cool their heels for 10 minutes, alongside hooker Api Koroisau and lock Jake Trbojevic.
The NRL match review committee will be studying the 52nd-minute scuffle that involved up to a dozen players.
Storm prop Nelson Asofa-Solomona was also charged by the match review committee but will only incur a fine of $1100-1500 for his careless high tackle on Jake Trbojevic.
Have noticed Jake T getting a bit mouthy with refs etc of late, needs to back off a bit, good player though
Taking lessons from Cam Smith maybe Frank?
Manly are in love with Hodko after Saturday night's game.
About time there was a bit of biff brought back.
Judiciary: Tapine facing two-match ban
Mon 21 May 2018, 11:13 AM
Raiders duo Joseph Tapine and Josh Papalii have been charged by the match review committee over incidents in Sunday's loss to the Dragons, with Tapine facing a two-match suspension for a shoulder charge on Matt Dufty.
With two prior offences within the past two seasons and 85 carryover points to his name, Tapine would miss two matches even with an early guilty plea. He risks a possible three-match suspension if he fights the charge at the judiciary and loses.
Meanwhile Papalii has been charged with a grade on careless high tackle, also on Dufty, and would be fined $1350 if he enters an early guilty plea.
Curtis Scott, Apisai Koroisau cop suspensions
Mon 21 May 2018, 02:46 PM
Melbourne centre Curtis Scott and Manly hooker Apisai Koroisau have both been suspended for striking in Saturday night's ill-tempered clash between the sides.
Scott will receive a two-match ban after pleading guilty to a grade three striking charge on Sea Eagles centre Dylan Walker, while Koroisau will miss one match for a grade one striking charge on Scott.
Melbourne forward Nelson Asofa-Solomona has been fined $1100 for a grade one careless high tackle on Manly's Jake Trbojevic in the same game.
Meanwhile Canberra forward Joseph Tapine is facing a two-match suspension for a shoulder charge on Dragons fullback Matt Dufty.
Wayne Bennett has said the NRL have a bias AGAINST Brisbane....
This stupid prick should give it away, He is ****ing delusional
From Fox sports
“Why hasn’t the game made Napa accountable?” Bennett told News Corp. “I know there will be a s***fight coming my way but I’m not backing away from it.
“I am not going to watch my players get broken jaws and remain silent. “When you go before the judiciary, they will ask the player, ‘What was your duty of care?’ “Where is Napa’s duty of care?”
“There is a bias against the Broncos,” he said.
“We won a game we weren’t supposed to win so that would have pissed off the Roosters even more.
“Last year, Sam pulled Jesse Bromwich’s finger. He was found guilty for contrary conduct.
“Are you telling me a finger pull is worse than Napa breaking Sims’ jaw with a reckless tackle?”
Wayne needs to fall off his perch. His big head is doing all the talking here.
Tapine to miss two matches, Papalii fined
Tue 22 May 2018, 11:38 AM
Raiders duo Joseph Tapine and Josh Papalii have entered early guilty pleas over incidents in Sunday's loss to the Dragons, with Tapine copping a two-match suspension for a shoulder charge on Matt Dufty.
With two prior offences within the past two seasons and 85 carryover points to his name, Tapine will miss two matches. He would have risked a possible three-match suspension if he fought the charge at the judiciary and lost.
Meanwhile Papalii has been fined $1350 over a grade on careless high tackle, also on Dufty.
Earlier Melbourne's Curtis Scott received a two-match ban for a grade three striking charge on Manly's Dylan Walker, while Sea Eagles hooker Apisai Koroisau was suspended for one match for striking Scott.
Cowboys prop Matt Scott will front the NRL judiciary on Tuesday night to challenge a one-match suspension for a shoulder charge on Melbourne's Young Tonumaipea.
Meanwhile Storm prop Sam Kasiano and Penrith's Jack Hetherington have both received one-match suspensions for dangerous contact charges.
Parramatta's Mitchell Moses, Brisbane's Matthew Lodge and Gold Coast's Keegan Hipgrave all received fines for careless high tackles, Rabbitohs prop Tom Burgess was fined $1650 for tripping and St George Illawarra's Blake Lawrie received 75 carryover points over a dangerous contact charge on Penrith's James Maloney.
Gosiewski charged for late hit on Thurston
Fri 1 Jun 2018, 10:04 AM
Manly forward Jack Gosiewski has been hit with a grade-1 shoulder charge by the NRL match review committee for his controversial hit on Cowboys star Johnathan Thurston.
The back-rower is facing a one-match ban if he submits an early guilty plea or two games if he unsuccessfully challenges the charge at the judiciary.
It is highly likely the Sea Eagles will accept the charge given Gosiewski suffered a broken arm late in the match and will be sidelined for a lengthy stretch anyway.
Thurston was livid after the game when asked about the incident.
Immortal Andrew Johns was also furious with the hit in his commentary duties for Channel 9 at the game.
"It s--ts me. It's not part of our team or the way we go about our business," Thurston said.
"What is it going to take? Me getting a broken rib and being out for three or four weeks before they really clamp down on it?
"There's a difference where you take it into the line trying to create space and you get whacked while you're at the line.
"I can take that but when I've passed the ball and I'm relaxed....it's not only halfbacks... any player that's relaxed and gets a late hit can be very damaging."
Thurston was asked if the NRL judiciary should start suspending players for much longer, or whether the on-field referees needed to act in the moment.
"Are you part of the game's committee?" Thurston said, looking straight at coach Paul Green.
Green and Wests Tigers coach Ivan Cleary are the two coaches on the NRL's competition committee that offer advice and guidance on rule changes.
"They've spoken about using the sin bin for foul play," Green said. "When the bloke who passes the ball is relaxed and usually he's hit when he can't see it coming - from the side or from behind.
"They are the dangerous ones, and they're the ones we've got to stamp out or someone will get seriously injured."
I wonder if the MRC have even looked at the tape.
Buettner smoking cones again...
Queensland centre Will Chambers has been warned to change his running style after being charged over a knee lift that left NSW hooker Damien Cook with a suspected sternum injury in Wednesday night's Holden State of Origin opener at the MCG.
The Melbourne star could have escaped suspension with an early guilty plea after being charged with grade one dangerous contact but he has not contested the charge and will sit out this week's clash with Brisbane.
Gubb, Wallace facing suspensions
Sat 9 Jun 2018, 02:02 PM
Raiders forward Charlie Gubb, Titans prop Jarrod Wallace and Rabbitohs veteran Jason Clark were all charged by the match review committee over incidents in Friday night's round 14 NRL games.
Gubb was hit with a grade two dangerous contact charge over a 47th-minute tackle on Panthers halfback Nathan Cleary and faces a one-match ban if he pleads guilty or a two-match suspension if he is found guilty at the judiciary.
Wallace is also set to miss a match if he pleads guilty to a grade one dangerous contact charge due to 20 carryover points from a previous offence.
Clark meanwhile can avoid suspension with an early plea after being charge with making dangerous contact to the head or next of Titans halfback Ash Taylor.
Gubb, Wallace suspended; McGuire facing fine
Mon 11 Jun 2018, 02:10 PM
Raiders forward Charlie Gubb and Titans prop Jarrod Wallace will both sit out round 15 with suspensions over charges from Friday night's round 14 NRL games.
Gubb was hit with a grade two dangerous contact charge over a 47th-minute tackle on Panthers halfback Nathan Cleary and has accepted a one-match ban with an early guilty plea.
Wallace will also miss this round after pleading guilty to a grade one dangerous contact charge due to 20 carryover points from a previous offence.
Rabbitohs forward Jason Clark meanwhile has avoided suspension with an early plea after being charged with making dangerous contact to the head or next of Titans halfback Ash Taylor.
Eels debutant Reed Mahoney was charged for a dangerous throw in his first NRL game, against North Queensland on Saturday night, and will have 75 carryover points to his name.
Brisbane's Josh McGuire is facing a fine for contrary conduct over an incident involving Storm prop Tim Glasby in the 78th minute of the Broncos' loss to Melbourne on Sunday.
Eels hooker Mahoney facing one-game ban
Fri 15 Jun 2018, 12:01 PM
Rookie Eels hooker Reed Mahoney is facing a one-game suspension after picking up a second charge in as many NRL games.
Mahoney took the early plea for a grade one dangerous throw charge on Justin O'Neill last week, picking up 75 carry-over points in the process.
The new charge, for dangerous contact on Rabittohs forward Cameron Murray, will attract 90 points for an early plea or 120 for an unsuccessful challenge meaning Mahoney would need a successful judiciary challenge to avoid a one-game suspension.
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