Springbok in biting shock!

Discussion in 'Rugby World Cup 2007' started by The TRUTH, Sep 24, 2007.

  1. The TRUTH

    The TRUTH Guest

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  3. Andy BK

    Andy BK Guest

    What a load of absolute garbage!! These citing are ruining the tournament... Well not for the Wallabies & AB's at least, who could have easily found themselves a few players down if the citings were anything close to resembling consistant. But that aside, I'm pretty sure Steyn is innocent, even the English commentators seemed to agree!!
  4. shazbooger

    shazbooger Guest

    Ohhhh not too sure. The Tongan (cant remember his name) was damned sure he had been bitten at the time and was fairly pished at it. He gestured to the ref numerous times after the mini bust up with Steyn. Steyn looked like he may have been provoked as he was fairly angry too, but if he bit the guy, he deserves a ban.

    This aint football. If a big ass Tongan buy said he was bitten, I believe him. He's no reason to lie and they hardly have a history of play acting.
  5. Andy BK

    Andy BK Guest

    Well, the commentators seemed to think that it was actually Wynand Olivier who bit the Tongan... No doubt he was biten, just by who is in question.
  6. Juggernaut

    Juggernaut Guest

    That I can believe. Must be ****** off that someone from a "minnow" nation had better hairdo than him.
  7. Bull

    Bull Guest

    What a load of bullshit. Ref's are also clearly favouring these minnow nations in the WC.
  8. ^^^what?...shut up...if a dude bites some one on the field then he deserves to get the f*** out...with evidence provided we shall whats goes down...but dont put that minnow bullshit forward..regardless of who it was then they deserve a ban and south africans dont have a good record when it comes to fair play
  9. Bull

    Bull Guest

    Steyn was charged with biting, yet there is no solid evidence that he did it. Burger got a ban and a penalty awarded against him for a supposed dangerous tackle against Samoa, yet Lima performs a dangerous tackle on Pretorius but nothing happens.
  10. Fushitsusha

    Fushitsusha Guest

    After watching the South Africa v Samoa game I don't think that's the case at all.
  11. Bull

    Bull Guest

    After watching the South Africa v Samoa game I don't think that's the case at all.

    Well I'm not referring to that one specific match in particular.
  12. Silver Arrow

    Silver Arrow Guest

    If Steyn is found guilty he should be banned for 6 months in my opinion, biting an opponent should not be tolerated at any level of sport and he should be ashamed of himself. Disgusting.
  13. Bull

    Bull Guest

    There's no proof he bit the Tongan winger, and Steyn isn't the type of person that would bite someone.
  14. RC

    RC Guest

    If there's proof of someone biting thie winger (which there could be because there are multiple cameras situated on one event at all times) then whomever was at fault could be in trouble here.
    Childishh thing to do if you ask me.
    But i can't see this being a conspiracy against South Africa...or any form of conspiracy favouring the minnows - it just seems a little paranoid to think that.
  15. shtove

    shtove Guest

    Thought I remembered a HEC biting ban, where the only evidence was the victim's say-so, without video. So I googled but could only come up with this from 2005 ...

    Scots woman prop bites opponent's shoulder "by accident":


    And another was banned for stomping on her opposite number's head.

    Steyn is a ******** - apart from the viciousness, bite wounds can get really nasty. And could cost SA very dear.
  16. dullonien

    dullonien Guest

    Disgusting play if it did happen.

    They have to have sufficient evidence to support the claim and be very sure they get the right man if it did happen.

    With a maximum ban of three years, it could destroy someones career, gotta be sure it's the right man in these circumstances.
  17. nosferatu

    nosferatu Guest

    Yeah, Steyn has "bitten" his flying fist.. please <_<
    Try to land a serious punch in someones's face, without teeth marks.
  18. BokMagic

    BokMagic Guest

    I await the outcome of the citing with baited breath. If indeed it is proved that a bite did occur, well the mandatory ban is 6 weeks to 18 months as far as I`m aware, and should be enforced, no question. There is absolutely no place for something like that in rugby, full stop.

    But equally important, should the commission find no evidence of said bite, well then the Tongan player in question needs to get himself a healthy little ban too. Making allegations of biting is a serious issue, it puts a cloud over a player`s name, reputation and upbringing. And as much as dirty play like biting has absolutely no place in rugby, neither does making unfounded allegations and play-acting.

    So basically, someone is a dirty cheat. Whether it is a biter or a bloke crying wolf, we`ll just have to wait and see. If the allegations are proved, I`ll be the first to call for a lengthy ban. But I just don`t see Steyn as that type of a player.
  19. TheBokke

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  20. ozzy

    ozzy Guest

    Dunno who bit him, but the commentator who they had on the sideline said he could clearly see bite marks on Vaka's finger. This seems like pretty damning evidence unless we're suggesting he bit himself. Might be hard to see who did the biting at the bottom of a ruck, but I wonder how the judiciary would rule if they got a shot of Vaka's finger with bite marks all over it. Time will tell.
  21. QKXV

    QKXV Guest

    Unless the IRB employs CSI to match the bitemarks beyond a 90% doubt with Steyns' teeth formation, the marks on that finger doesn't prove a thing, unless some concrete evidence can be found to uphold the claim in the form of footage of the incident I don't think there's a case.

    I also doubt the remark that many of these citings are done with an eye on favouring the minnows, the citing officer in the case of Burger was Australian, and correct me if I am wrong but the one in this case is French..... call that nuetral?
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