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Theo Fages stopped breathing on the pitch after being concussed by Julian Bousquet.

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Not seen the incident but if it's akin to the Mason on Long assault then let's make a statement of intent and hit him with 8 or more games.

Like I've said numerous times on here before, our sport is potentially life changing through injury as it is without any deliberate illegal stuff thrown in.

I also concur with hindle, let's hope for a quick recovery with no long term damage.

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Cowardly challenge. Plenty of opportunities to stamp your authoriry with fair but strong tackles. No need to resort to this kind of thing.

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Long described as worse than the "Tezzer one" on him.

Fages wasn't cleared to fly back with the team on Sunday, he stayed with his family. His 5 year old brother witnessed the incident and was distressed.

We need to make sure the very late and high incidents are adequately punished.I seem to remember Costin getting a long ban for a tackle, don't remember what the "tezzer" one got

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Long described as worse than the "Tezzer one" on him.

Fages wasn't cleared to fly back with the team on Sunday, he stayed with his family. His 5 year old brother witnessed the incident and was distressed.

We need to make sure the very late and high incidents are adequately punished.I seem to remember Costin getting a long ban for a tackle, don't remember what the "tezzer" one got

Newton got 10 games initially then lost an appeal and the ban was set at 7 months.

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That is an awful read.

It makes the "Grade D" look very inadequate.

Surely it cannot be compared to Mason's hit on Long. That one was late and off the ball but Longy recovered to play on.

He started the 2nd half with a bandaged head and went on to win Man of the Match award.

Mason's was a bad one, this one though is dreadful and he should get far more than the 3-5 matches that's suggested.

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only got 4 games, bet if he had hit a "star" from a big team it would have been longer.

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That is an awful read.

It makes the "Grade D" look very inadequate.

Surely it cannot be compared to Mason's hit on Long. That one was late and off the ball but Longy recovered to play on.

He started the 2nd half with a bandaged head and went on to win Man of the Match award.

Mason's was a bad one, this one though is dreadful and he should get far more than the 3-5 matches that's suggested.

He's got 4 games.

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That is an awful read.

It makes the "Grade D" look very inadequate.

Surely it cannot be compared to Mason's hit on Long. That one was late and off the ball but Longy recovered to play on.

He started the 2nd half with a bandaged head and went on to win Man of the Match award.

Mason's was a bad one, this one though is dreadful and he should get far more than the 3-5 matches that's suggested.

Bit of a lottery on the injury front, surely it's the nature of the tackle- if you can call it that- that should be looked at.

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Probably would've gotten away with it being so late if he didn't purposefully raise his arms up to hit him in the chops and curved his momentum a bit. Deserves more than five for that shot regardless of its timing.

Edit: Also wishing a speedy recovery, game's harsh enough on players without this ######.

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well I was not too far from the incident which looked nasty but not having the benefit of a video replay couldn't really decide just HOW bad the challenge was

now, i've met Julian a few times and he is a nice kid and I spoke with him after the game - it's not a case of trying to defend him but when he spoke he was remorseful and he knew he had done wrong and was ready for the punishment - he was 'frightened' of what he had done and very shaky, almost tearful

the very least we can hope for is that Julian has learned a lesson the hard way and such a cowardly act isn't repeated and that Theo makes a full recovery - i'm sure Julian would have been one of the first visitors at the hospital to see his mate.

just a word about the officiating at the game - well done Mr Thaler, Ian Smith & the linos for an excellent display - one day maybe all games will be officiated this way (go on Salford fans, shoot me down...)

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Just a quick one do you remember his father Pascal excellent player who was on the french tour to Oz in 1990 ex Pia.CM

blimey CM that's going back a bit - I arrived in '89 so probably would have seen him play but to be honest I wouldn't be able to say I recall him - was he a big burger too ?

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just a word about the officiating at the game - well done Mr Thaler, Ian Smith & the linos for an excellent display - one day maybe all games will be officiated this way (go on Salford fans, shoot me down...)

It's easy to referee a game where the result isn't really in doubt.

The referee at Cas showed no bottle (same old Rangi) and James Child is still the same old moron when making decisions (Cross red correct, but in binning Clarke, who did nothing wrong, ruined the game; yet Wilkin can come in and throw windmills?).

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It's easy to referee a game where the result isn't really in doubt.

The referee at Cas showed no bottle (same old Rangi) and James Child is still the same old moron when making decisions (Cross red correct, but in binning Clarke, who did nothing wrong, ruined the game; yet Wilkin can come in and throw windmills?).

sorry Wellsy, beg to differ mate - how can a 'result not really be in doubt' when 12 men are forced (by their own making) of playing against 13 men for 77 minutes of a game between two professional teams ? Fact is the Cats were well re organised by Lo Fray and the Reds playing tactics were well off the mark - I can probably think of maybe only three times when Salford actually tried to stretch play to the wings with the man advantage for example ?

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Stand off like is son next time you are in bar wembley have a look at the picture of the french touring team in sydney 1990 (The one that Jacques coached) and you will see him in the picture.After i heard about this incident it brought me back to the days a few years ago between the bitterness between UTC and PIA:( however i agree with you it would not have been intended (If it was UTC and PIA it would have been:))))))QQ how many do you feel were there on saturday as i saw the crowd quoted at around 6700 however i do know (As still a shareholder:) that they include season tickets given to sponsors many whom dont bother to show up for the lesser matches,i do feel that they really do need Toulouse in ASAP as some of the novelty factor is wearing off.CM

I'll have a look at the photo at the Wakey game when I have my pre-game pint...to be honest I thought the crowd looked a bit higher if anything ! say around the 7500 mark !

good turnout from the Salford fans - really well behaved as usual at the GB and a real credit to their club - pity their teams performance was so appalling.....

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The resutl was never in doubt. Cats took out the play maker, resulting in a hooker playing at half back (not played there since he was 9) and a back rower in the other pivot. Salford had already lost Wild and Gibson pre match. Both teams down to 3 interchanges.

Add to that the Salford team is already a patched up outfit and the affect seeing Fages hit so late may have on the other younsters out there.

I do think the game ref deserves some credit for his handling of the incident even though he didn't see it. I did hear he took instruction from the stands.

I personally don't think 4 games is enough, this is a bad challenge he was so late. Theo will probably miss almost as many games (although I don't believe injury should be a consideration)

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I personally don't think 4 games is enough, this is a bad challenge he was so late. Theo will probably miss almost as many games (although I don't believe injury should be a consideration)

Injury is a consideration in the disciplinary procedure, but so is genuine remorse

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