Triggs, punching, one week ban.
Franks, elbow to the throat for all and sundry to see in
offside position and deliberatley leads with the forearm, 2
Hames, stupid deliberate punch, 5 weeks
Consistancy by the judiciary? I think not.
What a joke - a punch is a punch, foul play is foul play.
Treat them all the same. In this instance we have three
different penalties for the same offence. I'm not
condoning or making excuses for any of them -
Hames shouldn't be paid for the time he is off
- but there has to be consistancy if the judicary are to
be taken seriously.
At least if it happend on the street he would have got name
suppression because of his status.
I thought that Malakai might go back to the Blues because of
his strong family ties in Auckland but for his rugby career
he has made the right decision. In a few years time when he
is basking in the glory of being a great All Black he can sit
back in Auckland and recap it all with his very proud family.
At the moment he can regard himself as a very honorable
Southern Man. Go well young man.
Let's be honest, they took the cheap booze away and the event
died. Most were there for the party. Have you ever been to
the first day of a sevens and watched PNG play Portugal? You
need to be drunk to go the distance. All you could see were
thousands of bright yellow empty seats. People are just not
interested. There is too much sport and not enough fans or
dollars to go around. Interesting to see Dunedin is not the
only city which built a stadium which is leeching millions
from ratepayers. These sports arenas need feeding and we
don't have the population or desire to attend these endless
sporting events. Just watch as the Super whatever it is now
tournament fails to attract a crowd. Cricket World Cup
coupled with Rugby World Cup will ensure fans stay away in