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Re: Spencer banned for four weeks

Post by Tigerbeat » Thu Sep 27, 2018 6:47 am

The Panel accept that the Player did not intend to make contact with the Opponent’s head and carry out a dangerous tackle. However he knew or should have known that there was a risk of making contact with the Opponent’s head but went ahead anyway. The tackle was therefore reckless (applying the definition of reckless contained within World Rugby’s guidance document dated 14/12/2016).
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Re: Spencer banned for four weeks

Post by BFG » Thu Sep 27, 2018 7:38 am

Seems clear cut then, he was never getting a lighter sanction and they intend to be hot on it no matter how the players combine to try and dress it up.

I wouldn't say it's that inconsistent to this...https://www.englandrugby.com/news/eastm ... uspension/

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Re: Spencer banned for four weeks

Post by johnthegriff » Thu Sep 27, 2018 11:05 am

So the player making the tackle says there was no contact with the head, the player receiving the tackle says he felt no contact with his head, the physio says there was no evidence of forceful contact with the head but a bunch of guys looking at a tv screen know better. It is clear to me that there is a policy of " we need someone to make an example of, it cannot be a legend of the game but we will get the next one". Tiger are right not to appeal, it is done, time to move on, those of us that thought the decision wrong still think that, those that thought otherwise have probably not changed their minds either. Let us just hope for consistency in refereeing decisions in the future, ( I have often said I am an optimist).

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Re: Spencer banned for four weeks

Post by BFG » Thu Sep 27, 2018 11:20 am

I think it's just a case of we don't believe you and having seen the video I can understand why.

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Re: Spencer banned for four weeks

Post by ourla » Thu Sep 27, 2018 11:27 am

I've no idea why Tommy Taylor made that statement. If he felt no contact with his head he needs to be sent for a brain scan to see if there is one there.
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