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Travis Burns

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by simon64, Jul 24, 2012.

  1. simon64

    simon64 Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    Am I the only one that thinks the proposed 17 week suspension for Burns is way too much.

    I didn't think there was too much in either incident.

    Cumulative 3 or 4 weeks would have been more on the mark in my book.
     
  2. Dan

    Dan Administrator Staff Member Administrator 2017 Tipping Competitor 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    He has a fairly long history, the fact there were two in one game probably made it worse as well
     
  3. Frogz

    Frogz Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    17 weeks is a joke I think.

    No one left the field in a daze or unconsciuos or suffered any injuries.
     
  4. Eagles Terrorist

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    So someone has to be severley injured for it to be stupidly dangerous?

    The guys got quite a history. A deliberate head high tackle. A dangerous chicken wing? They all add up.
     
  5. MWSE

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    He jumped to intentionally hit him high. Of course he deserves it. Thank god Manly didnt invest too much time and faith in that knob.
     
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    • Stevo

      Stevo Well-Known Member

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      I would think the rest of the season is enough.
       
    • bones

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      Playing for Penrith is enough punishment.
       
    • bob dylan

      bob dylan Well-Known Member Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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      I am with simon64 and Frogz on this one.

      3 weeks the high tackle and a couple for the chicken wing would be enough.

      Its an absolute joke, if he was a high profile player this wouldnt be happening.

      17 weeks?? Did he kill someone?
       
    • Stevo

      Stevo Well-Known Member

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      Yep. The rest of Penriths season
       
    • jbb/james

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      way way over the top, 17 weeks for those regardless of form is unbelievable. If they judiciary carry on like this , some of this stuff will end up in the courts i fear. penalties like this are career killers. Lets just look to the future and what happens if he hits the head which happens 20 timesa game next season. He will get 80 weeks for something that happens all the time. I know his was a bit worse but that hit on bailey as he scored was as bad really. A clenched fist at the head that looked deliberate. Pretty sure he wouldnt have got as much for the chicken wing if it hadnt been recent news in the AFL
       
    • Dan79

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      6 weeks would be sufficient. Shows how inconsistent the match review committee is. Steve matai is one bad tackle away from 3 years on the side line.
       
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      • globaleagle

        globaleagle Le ver vert va vers le verre vert! Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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        yeah but if they do say it's 17 weeks (which I doubt) then it includes a whole bunch of pre season stuff so it's never "17 main draw nrl comp games."
         
      • The Eagle Has Landed

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        As much as I despise Burns I think it's way too harsh. The Inglis cheap shot on Young is far worse IMO, now he could of made the poor guy crippled.
         
      • IQofalimabean

        IQofalimabean Well-Known Member

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        It could have been worse Burns could have been running when he hit the player high. So i think it is a pretty harsh punishment.
         
      • Townsville Eagle

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        Its crazy when you consider what Cameron Smith gets away with on a wekly basis. Way to much, season is more than enough.
         
      • Dan

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        I just watched it again.

        No way that was a deliberate high shot. Kennedy was falling and Burns looked away. Reckless/careless yes. Intentional no way
         
      • Wolfpack

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        No way Burns deserves that much for his high shot. It was on Martin Kennedy FFS, he earned himself a cash bonus with that one, not a suspension.
         
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        • KOMORI

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          The high shot was both intentional and an absolute beauty-did NOT miss at all. Easy 4/5 weeks suspension IMHO.

          As for the chicken wing or whatever it was.... That rubbish has to be stomped on: HARD. What if a shoulder gets popped or a knee or ankle?? My thoughts are if player A "chicken wings" player B, who subsequently misses X amount of games through injury, then player A should sit out the same amount. It's just NOT DONE. Pure, outright grub tactic.

          17 weeks is pretty harsh, what did Les Boyd get for accidentally cocking an elbow??
           
        • simon64

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          Danny Williams got 18 weeks for the "king hit".

          You telling me the two cases are about the same ? The match review committee need to say no to drugs.
           
        • Moondog

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          Says on Sunrise that he's been released by Penrith. Seventeen weeks is going to make it hard for him to find a new club. Wonder would we be interested if we got him cheap, he'd be handy to have as a backup.
           

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