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Warea-Hargreaves sent off!

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#1 G Las D

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Posted 13 May 2013 - 12:56 PM

There's been comments on here recently that refs seem to have forgotten the've got the power to send people to the sin bin for 10 minutes or even to send a player or players off.


Don't know if refs have been reminded about this power but today Matt Ceccin sent Jared Warea-Hargreaves off for his hit on big George Rose's head in a tackle during the Rooster game against Manly at Brookvale.


Click here to see the sending off incident

Edited by G Las D, 13 May 2013 - 12:57 PM.


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Posted 14 May 2013 - 03:36 PM

In my opinion Warea-Hargreaves' reputation counted against him on this one.  The high shot that Friend put in earlier in the match was worse but was only put on report.

"Rugby League is rugby in the simplest form in the sense that it's about great defence, great tackling technique, good handling, good passing, catching and great kicking."


 Stuart Lancaster - England Rugby Union Head Coach - October 2013

#3 G Las D

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Posted 14 May 2013 - 04:45 PM

Whether he decides to plead guilty or contest the case his reputation will count against him. It will see he misses a fair number of games. Apparently 5 games if he pleads guilty, seven if he contests it and is found guilty.

Warea-Hargreaves is  on Reckless Tackle Grade 1, whereas Friend is on Careless Tackle Grade 1.




Jake Friend won't miss any games if he pleads guilty as he has a cleaner record.


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#4 G Las D

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Posted 15 May 2013 - 07:45 AM

Guilty plea, so he got 5 game suspension.

That fair?


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Posted 16 May 2013 - 02:21 PM

I thought it was a 'bad one' but, despite his 'previous', a five match suspension seems a bit excessive.

Going off on a slight tangent, although there are dozens of 'big guys' in the NRL, JWH seems to have an intimidatory edge that most players - regardless of their size - just don't have.

#6 G Las D

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Posted 16 May 2013 - 02:33 PM

Yes, two big guys involved here - both big in different ways!

I guess the judiciary were caught in the irresistible force paradox and so reacted strongly.

Question: "What happens when an unstoppable force  meets an immovable object?"

Answer:  "He get's a five match suspension!"

Edited by G Las D, 16 May 2013 - 02:33 PM.


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