Gregan banned for one match

Discussion in 'General Rugby Union' started by woosaah, May 8, 2006.

  1. woosaah

    woosaah Guest,2106,3661578a1823,00.html

    Well he is out for the crusaders match it will be that much harder. they only need 1 point to get in right?
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  3. woosaah

    woosaah Guest,2106,3662603a1823,00.html
  4. The TRUTH

    The TRUTH Guest

    [​IMG] OWN3D!!!
  5. woosaah

    woosaah Guest

    yeah, from that angle it looks pretty bad :D
  6. you think thats slack. what if i mention rua tupoki. ali williams.
  7. BigTen

    BigTen Guest

    Gregan should have gotten more than one week for that tackle. I guess the fact that he does have a really good record would have saved him from getting more.

    And he does have a really good record - has he ever been called before the judiciary before? If he has I can't remember it.

    SANZAR should crack down on this kind of tackling though - it is extremely dangerous and it needs to be taken out of the game.

    I guess a mandatory one week suspension is the absolute minimum that any player should expect when they spear another player.
  8. Candyman

    Candyman Guest

    I totally agree with you they need to crack down on these tackles someone is really going to get hurt and perhaps even end there career.

    And i still think gregan should of got longer he might have a good record but that should not come into it he was stupid enough to make that tackle he should have to take the same punishment as everyone else would look at rua tupoki i think he got too long and all he did was throw an elbow in the tackle he didn't drop the guy on his head.
  9. BigTen

    BigTen Guest


    Yeah that is right. The potential to cause serious damage is pretty high. It isn't always particularly dirty and I must admit that I have been the guilty party involved in a couple of spear tackles. I used to get in too low and a tendency to drive and lift got me into trouble a little bit.

    It was poor technique rather than dirty play, honest ref!

    Punching someone in the back is dirty but hardly is likely to end someone's career.

    But I would imagine that punching would cope a longer ban.

    So what is worse - dirty play or careless play that is likely to end in causing serious harm to someone?

    I still think that Gregan's one week ban is fair.
  10. melon

    melon Guest

    Michael Crocker of the Melbourne Storm (he plays in the NRL for those of you who dont know) is facing between 9 and 12 weeks for his slightly less serious spear tackle on the weekend.

    I think its great to see a spear tackle every now and then. Like i always say..its alrite if it doesnt happen to me.
  11. The TRUTH

    The TRUTH Guest

    I agree that the one match ban is fair

    Everyone knows that Gregan is not a dirty player and did not intentionally spear tackle Kahui, he lost control of the tackle half way and Giteau was partly to blame for the way he fell.

    The Crocker tackle was different as he picked up a stationary player and had total control of the tackle.
  12. Black-Monday

    Black-Monday Guest

    Think about it, a SH wouldn't have the strength to do something like that intentionally. So when he did lift high, a poor bit of strength 'Cacked' the tackle.

  13. Candyman

    Candyman Guest

    What i want to know how can you not intentionally spear tackle and drop them on there head you know what your doing when you pick them off the ground.

    I think that the judicary system sucks as a previous forum member said
  14. rugbyballs

    rugbyballs Guest

    Where was the uproar when Masoe ended Tom Willis's Super 14 season a couple of weeks ago? He basically closed his eyes dropped his head and swung, the only comment I read was from Ian Foster and that was pretty much a no comment.
    The real issue is with the judicial system as everyone I'm sure has realised, does anyone know how it works?

    Gregan if playing league would definitly have performed some sort of miracle to only recieve one week, but with the way it works in Super 14 he should almost feel hard done by.

    There really is no comparison with the Tipoki incident I feel, the guy basically admitted intent - citing his playing style. As Truth said Giteau was also involved in the tackle and must be partially to blame for the end result.

    I find it funny how here in NZ we are so quick to point the finger at anyone beyond our shores, at least he misses the Crusaders game can't we just be happy at that.
  15. Candyman

    Candyman Guest

    I agree with you rugbyballs Masoe should i of got something and that the judicery system for rugby really sucks its going to take some one to really get hurt before they will do anything about it
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