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Disciplinary

Post by josie andrews » Mon Aug 31, 2020 4:09 pm

Morgan Smithies (Wigan Warriors)

Grade C Headbutting - Two Match Penalty Notice

Grade D Dangerous Contact - Refer to Tribunal
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Re: Disciplinary

Post by josie andrews » Mon Aug 31, 2020 4:12 pm

Morgan Smithies facing two suspensions

Morgan Smithies could face a ban of up to seven games.

He will face the RFL's disciplinary panel tomorrow on a Grade D charge of dangerous contact following the tackle which led to James Clare being stretchered off.

The normal suspension range for a Grade D offence is three to five matches.

But Smithies has also been banned for two games for headbutting (Grade C) earlier in the game.

Multiple suspensions run successively - one after the other - rather than concurrently.

Smithies was sinbinned for the tackle on Clare and Castleford coach Daryl Powell labelled it a 'crusher tackle' and "terrible".

Smithies took to Twitter, saying: "Hoping James Clare is okay, speedy recovery mate, wasn't intentional."

On Sunday, Clare stated he had been given the all-clear and was "home safe and sound".

https://www.wigantoday.net/sport/rugby- ... ns-2957558
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Re: Disciplinary

Post by southportcdm » Mon Aug 31, 2020 4:15 pm

The headbutt was just stupid but a ban may teach him to calm down a bit. He seems to be getting caught up with his 'hardman' image and it's detracting from his game. I thought the 'crusher' looked accidental so hopefully he won't get many more for that one.

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Re: Disciplinary

Post by fozzieskem » Mon Aug 31, 2020 6:12 pm

The head butt was stupid and petulant he really needs to calm down and fast he’s getting a reputation and not a good one either.

The crusher tackle was for me clumsy but it is still a crusher tackle I fear he will cop another couple of games for that too again he needs to calm it down a bit

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Re: Disciplinary

Post by East Stand Faithful » Mon Aug 31, 2020 7:13 pm

Utter idiot. Theres a good player in there but his behaviour was ridiculous. Lam needs to remind him he’s supposed to be a professional.
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Re: Disciplinary

Post by Nezza Faz » Mon Aug 31, 2020 11:25 pm

He's not got a great disciplinary record so far in his young career and hopefully he'll realise his growing potential once he's served this, what will be a lengthy suspension, and that the penny drops. His aggression is great but it's got to be disciplined and this is where the coaching team come in, as 2 suspensions from the same match is where his learning curve begins.

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Re: Disciplinary

Post by Firestarter » Tue Sep 01, 2020 11:23 am

Just watched both incidents again..... the head butt was intentional imo....... the crusher type one was purely accidental but made terrible by the commentators...... funnily enough they didnt make a big deal of the head butt which baffled me
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Re: Disciplinary

Post by Southern Softy » Tue Sep 01, 2020 6:04 pm

A six match ban. Everyone else seems to have been pure as the driven snow. Funny that!

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Re: Disciplinary

Post by josie andrews » Tue Sep 01, 2020 6:24 pm

Operational Rules Tribunal: Morgan Smithies

Wigan Warriors’ Morgan Smithies has received a four-match suspension after pleading guilty to a Grade D charge of Dangerous Contact with Castleford Tigers’ James Clare during last Saturday’s Betfred Super League fixture.

The Tribunal also fined Smithies £500.

Smithies had already been issued with a two-match penalty notice by the RFL’s Match Review Panel in respect of a separate incident in the same game, so will now miss the next six matches.

https://wiganwarriors.com/blog/2020/09/ ... -smithies/
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Re: Disciplinary

Post by moto748 » Tue Sep 01, 2020 7:02 pm

That'll larn him! :lol:

Maybe.

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