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    Journalists around the country must have thought they’d won the lotto given the crazy headlines this week.

    Tony “T-Rex” Williams getting seven weeks for being too strong? Willie Mason coming back to the NRL? Robert Lui finally pleading guilty? Our first, and I’m sure not the last, NRL casualty from having a big night in the Gold Coast? The New Orleans Saints defensive co-ordinator paying his team extra for big hits?

    And these are only some of the unlikely news articles we’ve seen this week.

    Firstly, how on earth is T-rex getting seven weeks for his tackle on Isaac De Gois?

    There was no intent on spearing him into the ground at all. He didn’t pick him up between the legs, but just used his sheer strength to pick him up and drive him to the ground.

    The problem was it became awkward and De Gois fell head first. T-Rex just doesn’t understand how strong he is. De Gois is tiny compared to the big guy. You’d think that would come under consideration when the panel looked at the footage.

    I really don’t know what the panel are doing when viewing these incidents. A probable scenario could be that they punch a cone and then lather themselves in chocolate and lick it off each other while they place players’ seasons in jeopardy.

    This was the same week that the Dragons’ Trent Merrin and Jeremy Latimore came in late with swinging arms and clenched fists and both make contact with the head. But this was not even a penalty.

    One of the incidents even went upstairs, yet nothing came out of it.

    I don’t even want to know what the video ref was doing up in his box at Kogarah.

    The consistency of the Match Review Committee and tribunal in this early part of the season has been disgraceful and I hope it starts to come together sooner rather than later.

    Secondly, two of the NRL’s favourite sons are back in the spotlight this week with Willie Mason coming back to play for the Tigers and former Tiger Robert Lui finally pleading guilty to bashing his girlfriend.

    Are the Tigers really at ground zero to bring back Willy? We all know he is more trouble than he is worth.

    If his head is screwed on he could be great for the Tigers, but how long can he keep that up, before hitting up the Sapphire at the Cross and getting into all in brawls with his brother?

    Robert Lui finally came out and pleaded guilty.

    Good on you mate; it’s about time. However, now you should be de-registered from the NRL and never play again.

    How can the NRL let this sick human play in a league that has a dedicated round to women?

    It will look terrible for the NRL if Lui is seen playing on the football field for the Cowboys.

    It’s only taken three weeks for the NRL to see their first player get in trouble on the piss in the Gold Coast. It might be a weekly occurrence too, as most of the teams will be celebrating after beating the GC up there.

    What are the NRL going to do about this type of behaviour? Whatever they have been doing just isn’t working! These guys are getting paid too much money.

    Lastly, I couldn’t believe the news I heard regarding the New Orleans Saints NFL Team.

    Who in their right mind would give players extra money for hurting other players. This guy is a sicko!

    But why would players agree with it? I’d understand if Isaac Luke was suiting up, but he isn’t!

    The footy field is a battlefield. Players go out there to win and play with intensity and passion.

    I’m sure in the back of their mind they are not thinking to hurt their opposition so they can get a bit of extra cash.

    Are the players who accepted the challenge not getting paid enough? I find that hard to believe.

    How do they live with themselves? I’m sure some of the opponents they would have matched up against would have been their mates.

    Do they not participate in games against friends? How are their mates going to react to this situation?

    I certainly wouldn’t be happy if I knew one of my mates during the game was being paid to hurt me.

    Coach Payton now has to suffer the consequences of covering all this up. He was suspended for a year from coaching, the first time this has happened in the NFL.

    If he really did know about this going on, I will have lost a lot of respect for the man as a coach.

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    The Crowd Says (9)

    • March 23rd 2012 @ 7:55am
      oikee said | March 23rd 2012 @ 7:55am | ! Report

      7 weeks on the sideline will give Williams plenty of time to think about how strong he really is if he has no idea.
      I can even help him, 120 pound gorilla picking up a 10 pound weakling equals tackle gone wrong. A simple excausion i just worked out on paper now. 🙂

    • March 23rd 2012 @ 7:57am
      oikee said | March 23rd 2012 @ 7:57am | ! Report

      Here is another, 110 pound wrecking ball grabbing hold of 10 pound player wringing wet eqauls rag=doll in origin.
      Tallis v Hodson.

    • March 23rd 2012 @ 9:38am
      Renegade said | March 23rd 2012 @ 9:38am | ! Report

      Poor Tony Williams almost put De Gois in a wheelchair “because he doesn’t know how strong he is”…..
      I really feel for him right now….if only he knew how strong he was. (sarcasm)

      What a load of crap!

    • March 23rd 2012 @ 12:31pm
      PLANKO said | March 23rd 2012 @ 12:31pm | ! Report

      I am a MANLY fan (we all have issues) but I don’t think he deserved 7 weeks however happy to and will cop it. But in a month if Mr Smith, Inglis , Slater get done doing something similar lets see the consistency. All of sudden with Origin in the Air consistency fly’s out the window.

      • March 23rd 2012 @ 1:19pm
        oikee said | March 23rd 2012 @ 1:19pm | ! Report

        And nobody thought Taylor getting 5 weeks was right either. Willaims tackle was far worse than Taylor’s, and Taylor never did a crusher next tackle. It is like i dont care, here cop this sharkie, if i break your neck so be it.
        Manly are self imploding, i am now waiting for the dogs to do the same, seems like we found out where the bad egg is, Des anyone.
        The guy with the Bevis and Butthead mentallity, surely that gives it away. Players telling you, off screen he is really smart. ???
        Yeah right, onscreen old Bevis is a butthead, ur urg errr, duh, arh yeah.
        Mate, he should not be allowed anywhere near a microphone if our game is to grow. Watch a professionally run sport like the NFL, billions follow, because it is run without Bevis’s and buttheads.
        And he thinks the reporters are interested in him, mate they know he is a fool, they are just playing him knowing he will hit a brickwall oneday. And they will be sitting outside hias house ready to pounce.

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          March 23rd 2012 @ 1:32pm
          The Barry said | March 23rd 2012 @ 1:32pm | ! Report

          That’s out there oikee, even by your lofty standards.

          I really missed you over summer buddy…

        • March 23rd 2012 @ 1:53pm
          PLANKO said | March 23rd 2012 @ 1:53pm | ! Report

          You did not address my point I have no problem with suspension but we will see what happen when the same olde suspects are facing the judiciary close to Origin. What all fans are looking for is consistency.

    • Roar Guru

      March 23rd 2012 @ 1:30pm
      The Barry said | March 23rd 2012 @ 1:30pm | ! Report

      Absolute dross of an article…

      “There was no intent on spearing him into the ground at all. He didn’t pick him up between the legs, but just used his sheer strength to pick him up and drive him to the ground. ” – aaaah I see. He didn’t spear him into the ground, he drove him into the ground. Case dismissed.

      “The problem was it became awkward and De Gois fell head first” – because Williams picked him up, spun him round and dropped him head first. That can get very awkward. Hang on, I thought Williams “drove him into the ground”

      “T-Rex just doesn’t understand how strong he is” – hahahahaha – how do you know that ? Was he not paying attention in the weights rooms when he kept adding plates to his bench press and dead lifts ? “I thought weights made me better looking, not stronger.”

      He must have been surprised “Wow, I didn’t know I could pick up a 95kg hooker.” Maybe he was eating spinach at half time.

      ’48 hours of sporting madness” – I thought this was going to be an article about another great round of league, the waratahs at the SFS, the GWS v Swans and what promises to be an awesome Sydney racing carnival.

      Still, all good for a laugh.

    • March 23rd 2012 @ 3:52pm
      steve b said | March 23rd 2012 @ 3:52pm | ! Report

      He got what he deserved reckless,reckless reckless lucky he never got ten

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