flower banned 2 matches

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Re: flower banned 2 matches

Post by Richymac » Tue Sep 08, 2020 8:10 pm

EDINBURGH-WARRIOR wrote:
Tue Sep 08, 2020 7:35 pm
Appeal failed

https://www.rugby-league.com/article/57 ... ben-flower

Regards EW
That’s an absolute joke! May as well just call it a day for contact rugby league if that’s a ban.

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Re: flower banned 2 matches

Post by Mike » Tue Sep 08, 2020 9:51 pm

With this extra context:

"Detail –Defender uses any part of his body forcefully to twist, bend or otherwise apply pressure to the limb or limbs of an opposing player in a way that involves an unacceptable risk of injury to that player".

I can clearly still not see why the tackle was cited!

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Re: flower banned 2 matches

Post by pedro » Tue Sep 08, 2020 10:01 pm

you have to do that to make them fall over, otherwise they just stand there
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Re: flower banned 2 matches

Post by Wintergreen » Tue Sep 08, 2020 10:19 pm

Unbelievable.

I still can't see what's wrong with the tackle.

Pathetic.

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Re: flower banned 2 matches

Post by Mike » Wed Sep 09, 2020 4:10 am

Flower is literally just hanging on to the players shirt at the waist and being dragged along slightly. He does nothing more. The player falls under flower without flower altering his grip or twisting in anyway. He gets up uninjured. If that's a two match ban then all tackles are two match bans if any joint ends up with pressure. Think of all the twisted ankles that should have been 6 match bans!

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Re: flower banned 2 matches

Post by Mickw » Mon Sep 14, 2020 8:27 pm

So westerman does exactly what smithies got 4 matches for and nothing is done,but they can hammer smithies purely because he plays for wigan.Rugby league is rotten to the core no wonder its dying on it arse ,what a joke.Sky commentators are a disgrace.

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Re: flower banned 2 matches

Post by Firestarter » Mon Sep 14, 2020 9:05 pm

Mickw wrote:
Mon Sep 14, 2020 8:27 pm
So westerman does exactly what smithies got 4 matches for and nothing is done,but they can hammer smithies purely because he plays for wigan.Rugby league is rotten to the core no wonder its dying on it arse ,what a joke.Sky commentators are a disgrace.
problem is the sky commentators harp on about certain tackles...... not very professional really
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Re: flower banned 2 matches

Post by First Try Tickle » Mon Sep 14, 2020 10:27 pm

I can actually see what the problem is with the tackle. Flower has hold of the player and his feet are on the ground. He then throws his body to the side, lifting his feet, knowing this will pull the player back to him. This means flower will land on the players legs and bend him back.

Keep an eye of Flowers legs, why does he jump to the side instead of just holding on. It’s like a wrestling throw.

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