Taylor out of Origin decider

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    Dave Taylor will be out State of Origin III after pleading guilty to the charge of a dangerous throw. Taylor will contest the grading of the charge, but will cop between two and five weeks on the sidelines.

    The suspension will force Queensland coach Mal Meninga to make a change to his Origin decider squad, to be announced today.

    The South Sydney Rabbitohs released the following statement: “The South Sydney Rabbitohs and second rower David Taylor will plead guilty but challenge the grading of a dangerous throw charge received from a tackle made during last Friday’s victory over the Brisbane Broncos.

    “The Match Review Committee charged Taylor with a grade two dangerous throw yesterday, however the Club and player will challenge the grading at a judiciary hearing to be held on Wednesday evening.

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    • June 28th 2011 @ 12:26pm
      Stu said | June 28th 2011 @ 12:26pm | ! Report

      Now if he played for any of the QLD teams he’d be fighting that charge. Uate’s tackle was far worse yet he was free to play. This competition has so much potential though unfortunately it’s being administered by incompetent fools.

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    • June 28th 2011 @ 12:40pm
      oikee said | June 28th 2011 @ 12:40pm | ! Report

      The players are better off coming in with swinging arms, diving at legs and cheap shots plus knees and elbows to the head, seems like making a good tackle these days gets you nowhere. Even tackling around the legs seems to give away a penalty.

      When are they going to fix the rules of rugby league, nobody knows what is legal or what they can get away with.
      The game is like backyard league, just make up the rules as we go along, if someone gets lamed or injured, hey we had better do something about this, ?
      When is someone going to act, and how about letting everyone know about the changes, apparently they make changes without telling anyone. Refs getting knocked over was one of the changes. Nobody knew about this rule, and why was it even a rule, accidents happen, if it is deliberate, deal with it like you have always done.
      I have seen players get 6-10 weeks for knocking over a ref before, so why this sudden rule change, why was it needed at all.
      Running into a ref is not worth being looked at, if he takes a ref out on purpose, we can all see this anyhow.
      This is how silly the game is getting, next we will have a lawyer on the field, handing out cards after a tackle.

      • June 28th 2011 @ 1:07pm
        Willy said | June 28th 2011 @ 1:07pm | ! Report

        Don’t suppose you heard Billy Harrigan on 2SM last night, Oikee?

        I thought it was an extraordinary interview.

        He basically conceded that every time the referees crack down on these methods of slowing the play the ball (wrestling, grapple, chicken wing, crusher etc etc), the coaches devise another. They’re always a step or two behind.

        (I’m not going to point out how many of these disgraceful innovations have come out of one club either – that’s a debate for another day.)

        Essentially, he threw his hands in the air and said “we’re powerless to stop this.” It was quite incredible.

        It was also amazing to hear Peter Tunks – a Bullgods legend – talk about how disgusted he was with the Doggies wrestling tactics on Friday night.

        The panel agreed that wrestling and other illegal tactics are ruining the game – “It’s become boring”, was the cry – and I absolutely agree.

        The NRL needs to act, and fast.

        • June 28th 2011 @ 2:04pm
          oikee said | June 28th 2011 @ 2:04pm | ! Report

          I was watching a Wigan game from the week-end today. The speed of the play the ball was incredible, and not one player touched the ball with his foot. So right their you have double standards in rugby league. The North of England playing fast attacking league, the South playing boring grappling and judo holds and touchy the ball with your foot garbage, oh look, he missed the ball, penalty. Blah blah blah,
          It is Harrigon who has slowed down the play with his new fancy rules.
          Another rule which might make the game better is once you reach the oppositions 20 metre mark, its unlimited tackles, or until you lose the ball.
          Imagine attacking the line constantly for twenty to thirty tackles , this would sort out the men from the boys. 🙂
          Plus it would make the game more exciting.

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      June 28th 2011 @ 1:31pm
      Hoy said | June 28th 2011 @ 1:31pm | ! Report

      Again, no reward for good tackling. Taylors tackle was fine. Anderson twisted, and Sutton pushed him down, but Taylor did not drop him on his head at all.

      Uate picked a player up and drove him down onto his head. How can the NRL explain the difference between the two charges? What makes one tackle, which was obviously worse, with intent and purpose, worth a lesser charge that another?

      I just want an explanation of WTF is going on.

      And one other thing, where the hell is the independant commission? I thought it was meant to be in operation a year ago?

      • June 28th 2011 @ 2:10pm
        oikee said | June 28th 2011 @ 2:10pm | ! Report

        What independent commission. ? You dont really beleive this nonsense.
        Maybe it is time for another super league war. We would have 12 teams in each comp, and the market is perfect for another breakaway comp. 7 new teams all wanting a slice of the action, the nrl not having a clue how or where to expand. Lets just bring it on and completely make a dogs breakfast of the whole thing, not unsimalar to what we have got now.
        A complete dogs breakfast.

    • June 28th 2011 @ 1:33pm
      Nafe said | June 28th 2011 @ 1:33pm | ! Report

      Atrocious, he should not have even been charged. If Uate gets off for a much more deliberate tackle that Taylor should be playing too.

      Alternatively since rep football is a different comp then the Nrl suspensions shouldn’t count

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    • June 28th 2011 @ 6:18pm
      Manuwatu said | June 28th 2011 @ 6:18pm | ! Report

      Who has got at Dave Taylor?
      Why would he accept a guilty plea after what happened with Uate?
      Regardless of any previous bad boy points, he should fight this wrap. There was clearly more intent and potential harm in Uate’s tackle and he got no penalty at all! If there is any consistency he will also get no penalty from the Judiciary so why not contest. Surely just because he has some bad boy points they have no influence on this particular incident.
      What is going on?

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