>This bit of bigotry was in Mondays Indy. "It was the sort of punch that
>occurs a dozen times in any game of rugby league, but Scott Gibbs is not
>playing league any more. Yesterday, the Welsh centre became the first Lion
That's true, I was pleased to see Gibbs on the field, he made an
immediate impact but his short arm was a typical RL tactic (just watch a
video of the Bulls game).
However there are a number of peculiar issues here, first and foremost
SA are under real pressure to play a cleaner game, they already have a
player cited and one facing possible legal action. It is crazy really
when a guy can get a one match ban for a little short arm jab when
someone else can attempt a flying stamp in the face and chest of another
player with relative impunity.
Just for the record I think the guy that went for Wainright's head was
the same guy that stamped on (was it Callard) an English players face
giving him a gash requiring a number of stiches in an off the ball
incident (not in a ruck or maul).
I would give a five year ban (and loss of all rugby related earnings) at
the very least if deliberate stamping to the face or head could be
proven, plus exposure to legal recourse for damages.
>ever to be suspended after being found guilty of Grant Esterhuizen the
>Northern Transvaal back during Saturday's contest at pretoria's loftus
>Versfeld Stadium." It later quotes the Judiciary in the case as, "Politely
>suggesting he might curb his league instincts now that he has returned to
>Presumably the Boer who shattered that Scot's guy's kneecap learned how to
>do it as a League player as well. This kind of shit just drives me up the
>Rec Sport Rugby League