Tautau Moga charged with assault

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  1. R_A

    R_A Adam Woolnough

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    If I knew I could be getting fined 25-50k I wouldnt go out drinking for 12 hours to put myself in such a position, player or not.
     
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    member 2299 Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    Spot on R_A. It is hardly rocket or nuclear science is just common sense.
     
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    ASJ82 Todd Bates

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    Word is if guilty moga will be sacked, they were read the riot act 4 or so days prior which moga obviously blatantly ignored, do a player that’s had so many injuries and getting paid for rehab must be pretty stupid
     
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    danknights Steve Simpson

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    Just like last night. Ride my bike into town. Got a red light out the front of the "renovated" great northern pub. Blokes out the front, I'm having a conversation with my mate stopped beside me and this idiot thought we were talking to him and started abusing us. Alcohol fuelled wanchor. Grog is no good when your ego is the size of NSW.
     
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    Beaumont Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    Saturday night, alcohol fuelled, Great Northern Hotel. I loved the 80's.
     
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    danknights Steve Simpson

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    Oh the bloke was as dumb as dog ****. Screaming at us, Once the light goes green you and your mate will go.
    So we just sat there and he was giving us the uh oh look. We have helmets and carbon knuckle gloves on. Who's winning here...........
     
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    Kurriboy Adam Woolnough

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    Just started pre-season training, supposed to be dedicated to getting yourself in shape for the season ahead is hardly the time for a 12 hour drinking session, regardless of the fine.

    It's common sense if he pleads guilty the club will sack him, they just came down heavy on a player who by all reports did nothing wrong, they can't go light on a guy for assaulting someone just afterwards.

    Moga has made himself the perfect example to be made of. Not like the club will lose much getting rid of him, in fact, I think they stand to gain, free up salary cap space and he hardly played for us anyway.

    As for Pearce, where there is smoke there is fire a lot of the time, but a big difference making an example of Moga, or Saf, than penalising your star half that your season revolves around. Star player issues handled quietly generally.
     
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    Joel Touche...

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    Smoke and mirrors you reckon? If that's the case we're shooting ourselves in the foot.
     
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    Billy Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    The weird thing about Pearce being a pisshead and a throwback to the 1980s is that his Dad was a pioneer who broke down all the 1980s stereotypes by being a vegetarian, non drinking, gym junkie when doing all those things virtually made you a freak. His father was 20 years ahead of his time, and Mitch is a throwback to those years.
     
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    R_A Adam Woolnough

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    If there was physical violence involved where someone was harmed I’m sure we’d hear about it, and let’s just assume the media have no clue about the inner workings of the knights which is always the way anyway.

    I remember several years ago there was a storm brewingwhere Thurston and a mate were outside mucking around at/near a pub and got into trouble (for causing a ruckus) and the media made such a big deal of it the club were considering stripping him of his captaincy.
    They they smartened up realising it was stupid to do so and just blokes having a bit of fun
     
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    Kurriboy Adam Woolnough

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    Well, I agree of course, but the rumours of a Pearce issue have been floating around for a bit now, and no comment from the Knights on it at all. No denial, nothing.

    The media haven't commenced their feeding frenzy either on a player scandal which may signal it's a small issue being handled quietly, or a non event.
     
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    R_A Adam Woolnough

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    If you guys want even more proof of how much of a basketcase the RLPA is, Greenberg has come back from holidays and lol,
    A “frustrated, angry and embarrassed” Todd Greenberg says he has laid down the law to all 16 NRL clubs, demanding their players take responsibility after a horror off-season

    while the RLPA whinge about clubs taking a hard stance and sitting on their hands
     
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    mozza Game on broheim

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    That weak prick Greenberg has been on holidays for the last 3 years.
     
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    Billy Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    https://www.theherald.com.au/story/...ws-why-moga-doesnt-need-to-be-sacked/?cs=7580

    Why Moga won't be sacked - which basically comes down to the old "Animal Farm" solution - we treat everyone equally, but some more equally than others.

    The great Wests "culture" comes down to fringe players like Phythian or Jake Saifiti will have the book thrown at them, but anyone we think could be hard to replace can do what they like.
     
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    Joey1245 John Allanson

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    I kinda agree with what your saying but also is it his first offence from what I have heard it wasn’t that bad. But still he did it! And truly if a club can stand by jack Whighton the knights should be able to stand by moga
     
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    Billy Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    When dealing with players we don't care about, our benchmark is the highest moral standard in the NRL.
    When dealing with players we care about, our benchmark is the lowest moral standard in the NRL.

    Don't even mention Pearce - nothing to see there - he wasn't in the country at the time as far as we know.
     
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    Joel Touche...

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    If Moga or anybody else did what Phythian did, they'd be out the door. I'm pretty confident on that.
     
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    mozza Game on broheim

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    I also missed the part where we sacked Saifiti.
     
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    knightime Brett Shore

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    Do you have any examples of Wests giving differential treatment to players as you describe?
     
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    Billy Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    1 read the article
    2 try to think about it
     

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