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Who other then.... James Hooper....

THE Wests Tigers were spotted enjoying a couple of well-earned cold drinks at Townsville nightspot The Mad Cow last Sunday night.

We can’t begrudge the Tigers playing group wanting to let off some steam after the complete stitch-up that unfolded in the final minute of the Cowboys loss.

The Tigers have taken a lot of kicks this year – the majority of them due to the way the basket case club is managed – but in this instance the club was completely done over.

What makes the tough biscuit even harder to swallow is the way they remain anchored to the bottom of the NRL ladder in 16th position trying to avoid the wooden spoon.

If they’d rightfully been awarded the two points for the upset of the season then Wests Tigers would have moved into 15th position on 10 points.

It might sound trivial for the high-flying clubs but if it ultimately proves the difference between the Tigers copping the spoon or not then it’s a monumental stuff up.

Good on the Tigers for trying to get on the front foot with the NRL.

But we had a good laugh at demanding transcripts from the bunker.

This is the same club who wouldn’t release the all-encompassing, no-stone-unturned internal review from the end of last season.

Hellloo? Pot, kettle?
Yea like the two situations are the same, tosspot.
One was a confidential internal business review and the other .... well its Hooper and I can't be bothered...
 

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I reckon Finucane should have copped it. It was a swinging arm and he made contact with the head.
 

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I reckon Finucane should have copped it. It was a swinging arm and he made contact with the head.
Yeah Earl I thought it was ok
but I love all opinions.
4 eyes are better than two.
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if you where the judiciary, what would have you dished out with the eye gauge and finucanes talk. HONEST ASSESSMENT PLEASE
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With every offence they have to ascertain whether there is intent.
For example if a head shot hits the ball first and rises to collect the chin it can be argued that he didn't intend striking the head and if he has history of this then a ban would be appropriate to remind his his technique is flawed and he needs to go away and work on that technique. If it was accidental with no history then a fine or no punishment.
In the case of the eye gouge,
was there intent
has he got loading
were the eyes injured (proof that it was a gouge and not just hands over the eyes)
I haven't read the report but the vision shows the offender with his hands over the eyes and they remained there for sometime. To me thank indicates intent.
Did his fingers go into the eyes and cause injury during this lengthy period - if yes then he should be banned for the rest of the year.
If the fingers didn't go into the eyes then it's not a gouge but more of putting the eyes into a dangerous situation (similar to being reckless),
If that's the case and he has no loading, 3-4 weeks.
 

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With every offence they have to ascertain whether there is intent.
For example if a head shot hits the ball first and rises to collect the chin it can be argued that he didn't intend striking the head and if he has history of this then a ban would be appropriate to remind his his technique is flawed and he needs to go away and work on that technique. If it was accidental with no history then a fine or no punishment.
In the case of the eye gouge,
was there intent
has he got loading
were the eyes injured (proof that it was a gouge and not just hands over the eyes)
I haven't read the report but the vision shows the offender with his hands over the eyes and they remained there for sometime. To me thank indicates intent.
Did his fingers go into the eyes and cause injury during this lengthy period - if yes then he should be banned for the rest of the year.
If the fingers didn't go into the eyes then it's not a gouge but more of putting the eyes into a dangerous situation (similar to being reckless),
If that's the case and he has no loading, 3-4 weeks.
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Tigers hire a leading silk to fight Cowboys result By Adam Pengilly SMH
July 29, 2022 — 4.29pm


The club has turned to
Yaseen Shariff, SC, who was part of the legal team that fought the NRL’s no-fault stand-down rule for Jack de Belin, as it escalates its legal threat.
The Wests Tigers have hired one of Australia’s leading silks, who was part of Jack de Belin’s legal team when he challenged the NRL’s no-fault stand-down rule, in a bid to overturn the result of their controversial game against the Cowboys.

Yaseen Shariff, SC, a prominent member of Sydney’s legal fraternity, has been engaged by the Tigers as they await a report from the NRL on the concluding stages of last Sunday’s game in Townsville.
The move is seen as the most significant yet from the Tigers to have the two competition points stripped from the finals-bound Cowboys after Valentine Holmes kicked an after-the-siren penalty goal to win the game.

NRL head of football Graham Annesley acknowledged the decision from bunker official Ashley Klein to penalise Asu Kepaoa for obstructing Kyle Feldt after a short kick-off was wrong, but defended the right for the Cowboys to use a captain’s challenge on the play.
Tigers chairman Lee Hagipantelis, the Brydens Lawyers principal, suggested the prospect of legal action after the game.

The club has now hired Shariff, who was appointed a special counsel in 2020, to act for them. The appointment is independent of Hagipantelis and his company.
Shariff, who also provides legal advice to federal government departments, has recently represented the Seven Network in its legal battle against former presenter Simon Reeve. He was part of de Belin’s appeal team, which featured Arthur Moses and Timothy Kane, when the St George Illawarra forward launched a Federal Court appeal against the validity of the NRL’s no-fault stand-down policy.
De Belin spent more than two years on the sidelines as he faced sexual assault charges before returning to the NRL. He faced two court trials, but neither jury was able to reach a majority verdict. The Director of Public Prosecutions then dropped the charges altogether.
On Friday afternoon, the Tigers were still waiting for the NRL to send a report which included audio and transcripts of communication between players, referee Chris Butler and video review officials from the final minutes against the Cowboys.

The Tigers lodged a formal complaint with the NRL on Monday. The ARL Commission has asked for a full report on the incident.
“I’ve been speaking every day with Graham [Annesley] and they’re committed to responding to our formal complaint,” Tigers chief executive Justin Pascoe said. “It’s important to us to make sure we receive the necessary material, as requested in our complaint, before we proceed to the next step.”

Klein was stood down from all refereeing and bunker duties this weekend. Butler will officiate the Knights-Bulldogs game in Newcastle on Sunday.
The Cowboys have said they will fight any push to have competition points taken from them. The Tigers would have climbed off the bottom of the ladder had they beaten Todd Payten’s side, in what would have been the upset of the season.

Sports lawyer Tim Fuller said the Tigers would have trouble overturning the result if, as the NRL said, the captain’s challenge was launched within the rules.

“If the shoe was on other foot, and it was accepted the captain’s challenge could not have been called, that’s the sort of situation where the Wests Tigers would have a case,” Fuller said. “If they were able to establish the NRL acted outside their rules, then that’s a different matter.
“It might not be too long before they get it wrong on a captain’s challenge where it’s allowed in the game and it’s outside the rules, and if it affects the game, absolutely a club could legally challenge it. They’re not immune to legal liability and we may well see a situation where a club challenges it and a result is reversed one day.”
Interim coach Brett Kimmorley will be back in charge of the side when they take on the Broncos at Suncorp Stadium on Saturday having missed the trip to Townsville due to COVID-19.

The tale continues.
IMO there is no way they'll strip the cowboys of 2 pts.
 

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Sports lawyer Tim Fuller said the Tigers would have trouble overturning the result if, as the NRL said, the captain’s challenge was launched within the rules.

“If the shoe was on other foot, and it was accepted the captain’s challenge could not have been called, that’s the sort of situation where the Wests Tigers would have a case,” Fuller said. “If they were able to establish the NRL acted outside their rules, then that’s a different matter.


Just because Anusley says its in the rules doesn't make it so.
 

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Lauren , 1 favour pls, can you paste this in https://weststigersforum.com/threads/are-the-nrl-really-in-control-of-the-game.33857/ as a keep sake . Love your effort TIGERDOLLS
 

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Guys I love watching inside the 10 with the juornos on nine 9, this is my only weekly viewing of the media via tv that I watch.
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