Catalans Dragons V Wigan Warriors
Posted 04 July 2010 - 08:07 PM
Posted 04 July 2010 - 08:38 PM
oderint dum metuant
Posted 04 July 2010 - 08:46 PM
With Liam Farrell and Lee Mossop coming through i'm not sure Phil Bails Bailey will get back in the team.
But the sun is eclipsed by the moon
Posted 04 July 2010 - 09:20 PM
Coley's challenge was no worse than Peacocks's on Tomkins in the cup quarter final and Peacock didn't even get a yellow.
Edited by John Drake, 05 July 2010 - 12:07 PM.
ref abuse removed
Posted 05 July 2010 - 08:27 AM
Bit of a drop off toward the end, but not unexpected when down to 12 men, and a depleted bench through injuries (McIlorum ankle injury early on, followed by Prescott off for a while needing stitches).
As for the sending off, no problem, but on a different day and a different ref who knows what the outcome would have been. And that is the problem, inconstancy. If every time something like this happened it was an automatic red there would be nothing to debate. However, at the moment it seems to be luck of the draw whether you are punished accordingly at the time, or it is left for the disciplinary to deal with retrospectively.
Posted 05 July 2010 - 09:38 PM
If contact to the head is illegal in this instance why was Senior's contact to the head of the other Tomkins with the boot deemed less illegal than an identical incident a week later involving a Castleford player?
RFL = Rules For Leeds.
Posted 06 July 2010 - 01:33 PM
Their had been quite a few digs and the Cats were a bit like cheap shot merchants. Not seen that before from them but things like treading on hands, kicking ankles etc. There were verbals going on throughout the game. If he hadn't done then there could have been a brawl.
Childs could have done with more help during the game from the VR Bentham. Alas Bentham was as useless at VR as he is on the field.
Until the sending off I thought it was as convincing a win as you'll see.
After Coley went the final score flattered Catalans.