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    6 Nations Citings

    Wales lock Bradley Davies and Ireland flanker Stephen Ferris have been cited following their tip-tackles during Sunday's Six Nations clash at Aviva Stadium.
    Both men were yellow carded for their tackles - Davies for his challenge on Donnacha Ryan and Ferris for a similar challenge on Ian Evans, both incidents late in a thrilling game won 23-21 by Wales.
    Six Nations Citing Commissioner for the match, Italy's Achille Reali has now cited Ulsterman Ferris and lock Davies for foul play under IRB Law 10.4(j)*.
    The players' hearings, before an independent Six Nations Disciplinary Committee, will be held on Wednesday this week in London.
    A Six Nations statement said: *Law 10.4 (j) states: "Lifting a player from the ground and dropping or driving that player into the ground whilst that player's feet are still off the ground such that the player's head and/or upper body come into contact with the ground is dangerous play".
    Both men could be suspended if they are found guilty of dangerous play.

    http://planetrugby.com/story/0,25883...493411,00.html

    #2
    This is joke shop stuff.
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      #3
      Has Pearson been cited yet for bringing the game into disrepute? He should be dropped for the weekend. This infallibility of referees is nonsense, they're allowed to be as unprofessional as they like and cop out on their job without ramifications?
      I am the million man.

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        #4
        The only possible good that can come from Ferris being cited is that he is cleared (obviously) and that a good precedent is set with respect to the feet off the ground aspect of a tip tackle.

        There goes the eternal optimist within me, again.

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          #5
          No surprise that Ferris was cited.

          As Cowboy says according to the IRB referees are infallible. In a situation like this they would deem it better to cite Ferris rather than admit the referee made an error.

          Ferris will be lucky not to get two weeks.

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            #6
            Absolute f(cking joke but not even slightly surprised; what is the betting they get the same ban to back up the refs?

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              #7
              When ferris made the tackle wasn't the players other foot on the ground? The rule states both feet off the ground, which should make for an easy argument.

              Also is it not the case that once the ref has dealt with it that it's sorted????

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                #8
                Originally posted by lawrence View Post
                ...Also is it not the case that once the ref has dealt with it that it's sorted????
                Urban myth.
                Yorn desh born, der ritt de gitt der gue,
                Orn desh, dee born desh, de umn bork! bork! bork!

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                  #9
                  Originally posted by John Cooper Clarke View Post
                  Urban myth.
                  Used to be the case but it's been 2 or 3 seasons since it changed IIRC.
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                    #10
                    Originally posted by John Cooper Clarke View Post
                    Urban myth.

                    and proper order to with the likes of rodney and blind dave pearson around making decisions

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                      #11
                      Originally posted by lawrence View Post
                      When ferris made the tackle wasn't the players other foot on the ground? The rule states both feet off the ground, which should make for an easy argument.
                      both feet did come off the ground although he only lifted one leg. fairly marginal though.
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                        #12
                        when is the hearing?
                        The only difference between me and a madman is that I'm not mad.
                        - Salvador Dali (1904-1989)

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                          #13
                          The Telegraph newspapers point of viewhttp://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/rugbyunion/international/sixnations/9063358/Six-Nations-2012-Was-Stephen-Ferris-unfairly-penalised.html
                          Is it only a game?
                          And its Thomond Park NOT Thomond

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                            #14
                            Originally posted by Upfront_1979 View Post
                            when is the hearing?
                            Tomorrow according to the Irish Times.
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                              #15
                              rte.ie/sport

                              Davies handed seven-week supsension
                              Wednesday 8 February 2012

                              Bradley Davies has received a seven-week suspension for his off the ball "tackle" on Donnacha Ryan during Ireland's RBS 6 Nations defeat to Wales on Sunday.

                              The incident, for which the Wales second row was yellow carded by referee Wayne Barnes on the advice of linesman Dave Pearson, was adjudicated on today by an independent championship disciplinary committee in London today.

                              Davies inverted Ryan and dropped him on the ground. The punishment is slightly above the mid-point on the scale under rule 10.4 (j).

                              Referees and officials were advised to clamp down on "tip" and "spear" tackles in the run-up to the Rugby World Cup.

                              A decision in the case of Ireland flanker Stephen Ferris, cited for a less serious incident in the final minute of the game for which he was also yellow carded, is expected shortly.

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