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Re: uates tackle

Post by tsjonathan » Tue 07 Jun, 2011 5:26 pm

willow wrote:Fijian flyer cleared to play in Origin II
June 7, 2011 - 11:39AM

Newcastle’s Akuila Uate will be free to play for NSW in State of Origin II with an early guilty plea after being charged with a grade one dangerous throw on Wests Tigers player Tim Simona.

Uate was put on report in the Knights’ 17-16 loss to Wests Tigers at Leichhardt Oval on Monday night after lifting centre Simona between the legs and dumping him on his back late in the second half.

There had been fears the Fijian-born flyer could be hit with a high grade charge, which would have almost certainly ruled him out of the second Origin match at ANZ Stadium next week.
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But NRL match review committee chairman Greg McCallum said a grade one charge was appropriate, giving Uate until midday on Wednesday to accept an early guilty plea and clear him to play for the Blues.

‘‘Although player Uate lifted player Simona into a dangerous position, Simona was able to get his arm to the ground and in some manner protect himself,’’ McCallum said in a statement.

‘‘It is his shoulder that makes most contact with the ground and there is only minor contact with the back of his head.’’

ooh my...that's disgraceful!


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Post by stryker » Tue 07 Jun, 2011 6:02 pm

Absolute joke. McCallum has spent all day coming up with a reason not to suspend him.

This stinks of Goulds influence.

Obviously the welfare of those who arent established first graders doesnt matter...

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Post by derailed » Tue 07 Jun, 2011 6:08 pm

What a joke. I can't wait to see what happens with the next similar tackle.

Who cares how much time he has to get an arm down or if he only lands on his shoulder.
If it happens a slight bit faster or the angle is slightly worse it could end in a bad injury. This should always be the type of tackle that is cracked down on hard IMO

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Post by benjibrotown » Tue 07 Jun, 2011 6:25 pm

Correct decision, didn't deserve a week.

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Post by stryker » Tue 07 Jun, 2011 6:29 pm

benjibrotown wrote:Correct decision, didn't deserve a week.
I agree...should have been 2 minimum.


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Post by magpiecol » Tue 07 Jun, 2011 6:30 pm

How many weeks do you think he would have received if he had broken the young man's neck.

To all those people on this forum who think this decision is ok, wise up.

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Post by Leroy The Tigers Fan » Tue 07 Jun, 2011 7:18 pm

I'm surprised that the defence for Uate didn't state that as 'Tim Simona had only just made his debut he put 'himself' in a dangerous situation' thus exonerating the far more experienced SOO player Uate.

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