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bruce

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That pretty much does it for me. Slater getting off is just a crock of shit. The NRL is so corrupt. Turning a blind eye to the Roorters salary sombrero and the Storm players for years being protected species.
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I knew as soon as I got sick of waiting and went to bed the decision would be announced. Next year I'll go to bed early to speed things up.

Have to love on NRL 360 where we get the process and the fault is on the defender and not the ball carrier. Slater it seems mentioned everything from Feki liking to step inside (didn't look like he was going to), the arm he carried the ball (thought it was the correct one). Feki after the game I think he was quoted as saying he'd be willing to help his defense or didn't have an issue with the tackle. After last night he must of thinking he should of been in front of the judiciary for getting in Slaters way while carrying the ball.
 
This decision is a huge advantage for the Storm especially with Cronk being in so much doubt.

The Roosters will probably leave Cronk until the last possible moment as they remove players from the squad throughout the week. Keep everyone guessing.
 

Dixpat

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That pretty much does it for me. Slater getting off is just a crock of shit. The NRL is so corrupt. ...


I won't argue with you Wellie over NRL corruption but in this case the NRL did their job - they charged Slater.

Slater then was heard by an "independent" panel who found that he was not guilty, so our criticism should be of the panel not the NRL
 
I won't argue with you Wellie over NRL corruption but in this case the NRL did their job - they charged Slater.

Slater then was heard by an "independent" panel who found that he was not guilty, so our criticism should be of the panel not the NRL
your right but the decision is still well fucked up
 
Can somebody please explain to me how that was a shoulder charge?

Lot of people getting their panties in a bunch that he got off. I cant see how they could find him guilty.
That he made no effort to wrap his arms around the player to effect the tackle. The claim that he hit pec first is laughable. He braced for collision with his left arm against his own body. Its a shoulder charge as clear as day in my opinion. I thought it should have been 10 in the bin and a penalty try myself as he impeded Feki from scoring with an illegal tackle.
He did his job extremely well in that he stopped a certain try, but used an illegal method to do it is the sticking point.

Personally, I don't mind the shoulder charge, love seeing the big collisions of these players. Got to be hard as nails to play this game at this level, but the rules at the current time are no shoulder charges. Although, I was say that changed overnight :p
 

Inruin

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That he made no effort to wrap his arms around the player to effect the tackle. The claim that he hit pec first is laughable. He braced for collision with his left arm against his own body. Its a shoulder charge as clear as day in my opinion. I thought it should have been 10 in the bin and a penalty try myself as he impeded Feki from scoring with an illegal tackle.
He did his job extremely well in that he stopped a certain try, but used an illegal method to do it is the sticking point.

Personally, I don't mind the shoulder charge, love seeing the big collisions of these players. Got to be hard as nails to play this game at this level, but the rules at the current time are no shoulder charges. Although, I was say that changed overnight :p
he hit with the front of his shoulder like any other tackler should and his right arm is wrapping around. This is no where near the classic shoulder charge, leading side on, arm tucked in etc.

Roger Tuivasa-Sheck makes that tackle and we would all be screaming if he got done for it.
 
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you mean just like they have been doing for the last 12 months? the only reason that was called in the first place was because it was under changed rules for the semi finals. If they would just pick one set of rules and stick with them from the start of the season to the end, this wouldnt even be an issue.

Cold comfort for Jordan Tapine who got done for his grade 1 shoulder charge earlier in the season in another sideline one taking Matt Dufty out. Suspended 2 games (1 for the shoulder 1 for previous loading).

Imo lower the points weighted for a grade 1 (where there's no contact with the head) so whatever penalty is handed out on the field is sufficient is the way for this not to be an issue.
 
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Can somebody please explain to me how that was a shoulder charge?

Lot of people getting their panties in a bunch that he got off. I cant see how they could find him guilty.

You have to look at what contact was made which detailed hip contact. He stated his right arm was trying to get around the ball and left arm under.

It actually looks like it when I reviewed the footage and stills.

But lets get this straight. I still think shoulder charge in spite of the winning argument from Slater and his lawyer.

I don't begrudge Slater but justice has not been done in my highly opinionated opinion.
 
He was always going to get off... not sure why people are getting so wound up over it.

They said last night on 360 that 5 of the 7 cases put in front of the judiciary regarding shoulder charges got off.

Don’t know why they don’t just change the rule that if you make contact with the head or the player ends up in a dangerous position than you are totally fucked and out for weeks as an absolute minimum. Everything else
Is ok.
 
That he made no effort to wrap his arms around the player to effect the tackle. The claim that he hit pec first is laughable. He braced for collision with his left arm against his own body. Its a shoulder charge as clear as day in my opinion. I thought it should have been 10 in the bin and a penalty try myself as he impeded Feki from scoring with an illegal tackle.
He did his job extremely well in that he stopped a certain try, but used an illegal method to do it is the sticking point.

Personally, I don't mind the shoulder charge, love seeing the big collisions of these players. Got to be hard as nails to play this game at this level, but the rules at the current time are no shoulder charges. Although, I was say that changed overnight :p

Good call but I disagree that the penalty try should have been given due to my highly opinionated opinion that Slater may still have affected a try saving legal tackle.
 
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he hit with the front of his shoulder like any other tackler should and his right arm is wrapping around. This is no where near the classic shoulder charge, leading side on, arm tucked in etc.

Roger Tuivasa-Sheck makes that tackle and we would all be screaming if he got done for it.
Personally, if Roger Tuivasa-Sheck had done I would feel the same. I have to disagree with you that the right arm was wrapping around though. I just think they have opened up a whole can of worms and if they ban the next guy that does it, then...........