Martin's punch..

on Malone…Might have been out of frustration, or some other personal thing (?) but was in no way a good look, hopefully it was a one off thing. He has enough skills, size and mobility not to have to resort to cheap shots…

watching on slow mo 1st contact on shoulder, but he ended up hitting his head. have seen plenty of shots like that this season and no one else was sin binned. will be dirty if he gets a week.

First contact with the shoulder. Was aggressively playing at the ball. Dealt with on the field.

No suspension here.

If he sent Cordner off for that he would be sacked…

Even the Referees know we are a basket case and can do what they want!

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He went in for the cheap shot and if it was shoulder first then it was merely poor execution. Things happen on the field, players get frustrated and this is what can happen.

He will get a week or two, do his time and be a better player for it.

Myles or Birdesque level cheap shot, particularly on a half. Very disappointing.

@Tigersmurf:

He went in for the cheap shot and if it was shoulder first then it was merely poor execution. Things happen on the field, players get frustrated and this is what can happen.

He will get a week or two, do his time and be a better player for it.

Good to see no sugarcoating here…just facts

since when is a swinging arm considered a punch?

Agree it was totally unnecessary and a bad look. For a guy thats trying to improve his image in the game thats not going to help. People will see that and perceive he is a grub when from all reports he is a gentlemen off the field.

Cop the 2-3 weeks Marty and learn from this. And get back to playing good hard tough clean footy.

Problem will probably be if he has any points from any previous indiscretions

Have to wait and see I reckon

@innsaneink:

@Tigersmurf:

He went in for the cheap shot and if it was shoulder first then it was merely poor execution. Things happen on the field, players get frustrated and this is what can happen.

He will get a week or two, do his time and be a better player for it.

Good to see no sugarcoating here…just facts

I can’t believe the amount of people defending it. It was a dog act on a defenseless small guy. I hope he gets 6 weeks for it.

I remember George Rose made a very similar hit on Fitzhenry back in rd 1, 2010.
Exactly the same results - teams came together for a push and shove, Rose for 10 in the bin.

Was a low move from an understandably frustrated player. As per Trent Robinson, it was unnecessary.

Get over it ‘king siro’ what a name?!?
What about the swinging arm gidley gave Lawrence which didn’t even give a penalty!
A sinbin your kidding, it was ugly but he was trying to knock the ball out. Is it tapaus fault that Maloneys head looks a lot like the football??
On a side note, how poor is tapau going all the talk on how good he is, and nothing since rabbits game. Again a bit of a hoax, but he should be coming on after 20min not starting!

@king sirro:

@innsaneink:

@Tigersmurf:

He went in for the cheap shot and if it was shoulder first then it was merely poor execution. Things happen on the field, players get frustrated and this is what can happen.

He will get a week or two, do his time and be a better player for it.

Good to see no sugarcoating here…just facts

I can’t believe the amount of people defending it. It was a dog act on a defenseless small guy. I hope he gets 6 weeks for it.

I don’t entirely agree with this. Maloney submitted - he dived on the ground and lay there curled up. One of the Broncos did the same thing last week and Naiqama waited for him to get to his feet.

If you lie there on the ground and submit, you deserve a shot.

That being said, Taupau can’t land that shot about the head with a swinging arm. In fact it’s pure stupidity, because a cocked arm is like an alarm-bell for a ref, they will always come down on you like a ton of bricks. Better if he had just gone in hard with a good shoulder tackle, would still have hurt the bloke without attacking his head.

@lathami:

Get over it ‘king siro’ what a name?!?
What about the swinging arm gidley gave Lawrence which didn’t even give a penalty!
A sinbin your kidding, it was ugly but he was trying to knock the ball out. Is it tapaus fault that Maloneys head looks a lot like the football??
On a side note, how poor is tapau going all the talk on how good he is, and nothing since rabbits game. Again a bit of a hoax, but he should be coming on after 20min not starting!

Marty’s hit was terrible and dumb, I’m actually glad he was binned and hope he gets a week or 2 then JT makes him come back via reggies to wake him up. His talk walking off etc was a joke as well. Very dumb.

For one of the more senior and a rep player it’s hardly the example he should of being setting whilst we were getting thumped.

He is a myth for me, everyone talks about Brooks, Moses, Sirro etc but Marty is actually worse than all of them. He hasn’t stepped up and is good for a decent game 1 in 5, he might make a good hit up or 2 but then fades right out of it. I actually think he has reached his potential as well which is saying something. With the interchange reducing next year he is a player that should be better suited off the bench rather than starting but with the limited minutes he plays how would he fit into the team. He isn’t a starting NRL quality backrower/lock IMO due to his inability to play longer than 25min spurt and lack or consistency. He isn’t worth a top line money contract over 350k either based on this year.

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@jirskyr:

@king sirro:

@innsaneink:

@Tigersmurf:

He went in for the cheap shot and if it was shoulder first then it was merely poor execution. Things happen on the field, players get frustrated and this is what can happen.

He will get a week or two, do his time and be a better player for it.

Good to see no sugarcoating here…just facts

I can’t believe the amount of people defending it. It was a dog act on a defenseless small guy. I hope he gets 6 weeks for it.

I don’t entirely agree with this. Maloney submitted - he dived on the ground and lay there curled up. One of the Broncos did the same thing last week and Naiqama waited for him to get to his feet.

If you lie there on the ground and submit, you deserve a shot.

That being said, Taupau can’t land that shot about the head with a swinging arm. In fact it’s pure stupidity, because a cocked arm is like an alarm-bell for a ref, they will always come down on you like a ton of bricks. Better if he had just gone in hard with a good shoulder tackle, would still have hurt the bloke without attacking his head.

I actually think what your saying is agreeing with me. I have no problem with Maloney being fair game. It’s the deliberate shot to the head that’s the problem. I reckon Taupau wants to be suspended so he doesn’t have to play

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