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Italy's Mauro Bergamasco given 13-week ban for gouging

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  1. http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/sport/rug...icle3447881.ece
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  3. will it be halfed on appeal aswell? ;)
  4. Nidhogg

    Nidhogg Guest

    Wow, that is quite a blow (for Stade and Italy). I haven't seen the incident, was it bad?
  5. An Tarbh

    An Tarbh Guest

    he's not Irish so I doubt it.
  6. Steve-o

    Steve-o Guest

    I think the 3 month suspension speaks for itself
  7. Camberabero

    Camberabero Guest

    This suspension is absolutely right.
    It' s not the first time that he lose control after a huge hit.

    The only thing i cannot understand is why the disciplinary committee didn't cite Lee Byrne too.
    Mauro ammitted is guilty, he said Byrne punched him after being tackled high, then Bergamasco lost his mind.

    The Stade Français Board will be very disappointed.

    I also belive that with Nick Mallet as head coach he will pay costly this suspension, it will be hard to see "BergaMauro" wearing the Azzurri's jersey again.
  8. man007

    man007 Guest

    Bergamasco is a great player , an tireless foward , Lamentably this kind of things mist the career of a great player
  9. giannes

    giannes Guest

    bloody hell, he is one of the few players people know in Italy..

    I haven't seen the fact, when did it happen?

    But for the period he got, it must be something big.. :cryy:
  10. danit

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  11. paridjanian

    paridjanian Guest

    I think the 3 month suspension speaks for itself

    Less disciplined teams like Italy need this kind of action until they get it into their heads, this is professional, international rugby and there is no room for things like that. Italy are lucky they didn't suffer more from their continuous embarrassing behaviour
  12. Pericle

    Pericle Guest

    i agree with Camberabero, nothing to add
  13. Camberabero

    Camberabero Guest

    Bergamasco apologies to Byrne and to all italian rugby (federation and supporters).

    The whole Bergamasco speech is on his own personal website.

    "That's not Rugby - said Mauro - I apologize for my behaviour, I know that what i've done do not reflect the rugby spirit and sportmanship in general."

    " It wasn't my intention to hurt Byrne and let him suffer pain."

    Rumors says that Phillips (welsh player) punched him just before Mauro put his finger into Byrne's eye.

    Mauro's purpose is already setted, he wants to redeem as soon as possible on the pitch.
  14. Nidhogg

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  15. RC

    RC Guest

    I've not seen Mauro play very often at club level, but i have often associated him with being a little (how should i say) on the wrong side of the law on the field. He's quite the dirty player, i'm glad he's had this ban, maybe a certain sense of good conduct will miraculously make it's way into his head.
  16. Nidhogg

    Nidhogg Guest

    He's a flanker, what do you expect? :lol:
  17. RC

    RC Guest

    I expect him not to potentially endanger people's careers.
  18. Nidhogg

    Nidhogg Guest

    It was a rhetorical question.
  19. RC

    RC Guest

    I still felt compelled to answer it because i didn't really see why his position on the field should in any way justify what he did to Lee Byrne.
    Plus, you feel somehow compelled to defend him - becuase he's Italian maybe?
    So i had to put you down for that...
  20. Prestwick

    Prestwick Guest

    Next time I attack RC with a chair I'll take Nidhogg's advice and claim that I "did not intentionally mean to harm RC in any way" when I wind up in court on GBH charges..
  21. Nidhogg

    Nidhogg Guest

    I think Mauro rightly deserves this ban, poking out eyes doesn't belong on a rugby field.

    My comment was a (rather failed) attempt at humour by making a generalization of cheating flankers, the nasty little buggers, from now on I shall use the proper tags to signify this.

    For example: [sarcasm]Lomu = phail[/sarcasm]
    [irony]Mark Jones is surely a better winger than Vincent Clerc[/irony]
    [sex]Tyra Banks[/sex]

    In all seriousness, he deserves the ban, no doubt about it.
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