Player gets banned for 13 weeks for clearing nose on player’s face

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  1. The_Blindside

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    ******* hell, disgusting
     
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    Wow. 13 weeks.
    How did we end up in a situation where a player knowingly stomping an opponent on his back (Paul Lasike, Arg XV vs USA) gets a 1-week suspension and a guy clearing his nose on an opponents face gets 13 weeks?

    I'm not saying the cheetahs guy doesn't deserve punishment, course he does, but we cant have personal hygiene as a priority above physical integrity (im exaggerating, i know).

    A guy who willingly and knowingly does something that could end up in serious injury gets 1 week. There's got to be some congruence between the seriousness of the foul and the penalty.
    This is just madness.
     
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    Agree with the above, think this is utter madness. Yes it's disgusting, yes it's demeaning, no it's not in the spirit of the sport - give him a good ban but not 13 weeks FFS.
    Is stomping or punching in the spirit of the sport? Do they punished this severely? Rugby should get off its high-horse wherein basically bad sportsmanship is punished significantly more harshly than any offence related to a physical foul. Dave Ward gently treads on a blokes ankle and the powers that be say nothing of it at all.

    On a less serious note I love that they had to use a formal-sounding name for this offence - I'm disappointed they didn't just go for "Blowing a bogey"
     
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