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#1 philipw

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Posted 04 October 2012 - 10:50 AM

Guilty of biting

Edited by philipw, 04 October 2012 - 10:50 AM.


#2 Roy Boy

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Posted 04 October 2012 - 10:52 AM

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Posted 04 October 2012 - 10:52 AM

Hopefully the NRL will do the right thing For me, this charge should carry a 12 month ban, pure grub tactic. If they give him 8 matches, 4 will be used up by his inability to play in the autumn internationals which is just plain wrong.

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Posted 04 October 2012 - 10:55 AM

12 month ban? What are you on about? How is biting any different to trying to rip someone's head off in a tackle or elbow dropping a player a la Ryan Bailey?

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Posted 04 October 2012 - 10:58 AM

Just something disgusting about a bite. Nothing worse than saliva for infection. This for me is in the same catagory as when Terry Newton elbowed Sean Long in a game, if not worse.

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#6 Dave T

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Posted 04 October 2012 - 11:15 AM

I do think it is worse than high tackles etc, as often players are going to put a big hit into the chest and get it wrong and go high. Graham had no excuse for biting.

That said, I'm not sure it is worth 12months. A 10 match ban is very substantial and would surely do as much as a 12 month ban in terms of making sure he will do nothing similar again!

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Posted 04 October 2012 - 11:21 AM

He's got 12 matchs
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#8 gingerjon

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Posted 04 October 2012 - 11:23 AM

Do the internationals count towards that?
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#9 Roy Boy

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Posted 04 October 2012 - 11:24 AM

He's got 12 matchs


Sounds right to me - bit of a cowardly act and punished accordingly.
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#10 terrywebbisgod

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Posted 04 October 2012 - 11:26 AM

Biting is the act of a coward,12 matches is spot on.
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#11 Blotto

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Posted 04 October 2012 - 11:26 AM

Pleading not guilty was his downfall, he probably thought they were like the soft misguided buggers at Sod Hall!
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#12 philipw

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Posted 04 October 2012 - 11:27 AM

Do the internationals count towards that?


Usually yes, and he can use two trial matches too I believe

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Posted 04 October 2012 - 11:28 AM

Pleading not guilty was his downfall, he probably thought they were like the soft misguided buggers at Sod Hall!


Or he genuinely believed he didn't do it? Anyway, that's not the point. The judiciary believed he did so his ban is justified. Silly boy... cost himself the England captaincy in my opinion and rightly so.

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#14 Dave T

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Posted 04 October 2012 - 11:29 AM

Sounds right to me - bit of a cowardly act and punished accordingly.

Not sure it was cowardly - mental, but not really cowardly!

#15 Blotto

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Posted 04 October 2012 - 11:29 AM

Usually yes, and he can use two trial matches too I believe


Unfortunately that hurts England not the NRL, but they can stipulate whether Internationals are included

They didn't

http://wwos.ninemsn....aspx?id=8543094

Edited by Blotto, 04 October 2012 - 11:40 AM.

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#16 Exiled Wiganer

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Posted 04 October 2012 - 11:39 AM

I remember him having a propensity to moan, and my mind may be playing tricks on me, but I don't recall him being a dirty player over here. That said, biting is off the scale for dirty play.

#17 boxhead

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Posted 04 October 2012 - 11:39 AM

He will be back in SL sooner than expected I suspect, these things are hard to live down in the NRL.

Edited by AndyCapp, 04 October 2012 - 11:40 AM.


#18 Blotto

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Posted 04 October 2012 - 11:44 AM

He will be back in SL sooner than expected I suspect, these things are hard to live down in the NRL.


Your right! the last time a "Dog" was involved a player came to the SL ! :D
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#19 Derwent

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Posted 04 October 2012 - 11:49 AM

A ridiculous decision. Nobody can say with absolute certainty from the video footage that he bit Slater. There is not one single piece of footage or photograph that clearly shows he did it. This strikes me as a 'balance of probability' guilty decision, but to then hand out a 12 game ban on the strength of that is ridiculous. It seems that he's paying the price for it being in a Grand Final and involving one of the golden boys of Aussie RL. Had it been in a weekly round and involved an average journeyman player there wouldn't have been half the fuss.

Also, why no inquiry into Slater's part in it ? If Graham bit him then I wonder what Slater did to provoke it - Graham has never been a dirty player and this is very out of character so what was it a reaction to ?

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#20 RSN

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Posted 04 October 2012 - 11:49 AM

I think he'll stay in the NRL, even if canterburry decided to let him go I'd imagine another NRL club would sign him IMO. I wouldn't say the act was cowardly, it was more of a brainfart than anything. The incident wasn't helped by the fact it was Slater though.

Edited by barrowraiderskid, 04 October 2012 - 11:51 AM.





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