The way i saw it Mitchells swinging arm on Reynolds was worse than BJs hit on Edwards. More intent, off the ball, hit him clean on the jaw. He should get 4 weeks for that alone. Then the high tackle.
Whats the bet he gets off lightly though
Mitchell should get at least 6 weeks for both swinging arms if there is any justice.
I always thought Leilua was hard done by. Yes it was stupidity, but the force used was minimal. Edwards took a dive and miraculously jumped back to his feet when the penalty was awarded and melee took place. Didn’t even need a HIA. A week or 2 for stupidity was warranted.
Mitchell on the other hand let fly with intent. Sure he may have been reacting but Bj’s was based on emotion also. If Bj’s was worth 4 surely Mitchell gets the same, and thats for this offence only, there were others from him that should be under scrutiny too.
What about Douehi’s contact and the challenge. First contact wasnt high but copped a clenched fist to the chin. Fair enough call i guess, but i did think any contact with the head was a penalty, accident or not. Just looked wrong to say no problem with the tackle whilst he was clearly bleeding from the hit