Ablett this time a punch gotta get a suspension for that

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HTPunter

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Intentional, head high, low impact - 1 week

Intentional, head high, not enough force - nothing

It can't not be the first 2, as it was a break in play and the act of striking in a break in play is specifically mentioned in the guidelines as conclusive evidence that the strike was intentional (besides the obvious that he looked at him and punched him, but just to further prove it).
And it got him in the jaw, it was head high.

But Miles didn't go to ground so there is an argument for the not enough force. Will be interesting to see. At the very least Ablett can stop sooking about his new found reputation surely - how can he possibly argue this one wasn't meant.
 

Banyo Bloods

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Intentional, head high, low impact - 1 week

Intentional, head high, not enough force - nothing

It can't not be the first 2, as it was a break in play and the act of striking in a break in play is specifically mentioned in the guidelines as conclusive evidence that the strike was intentional (besides the obvious that he looked at him and punched him, but just to further prove it).
And it got him in the jaw, it was head high.

But Miles didn't go to ground so there is an argument for the not enough force. Will be interesting to see. At the very least Ablett can stop sooking about his new found reputation surely - how can he possibly argue this one wasn't meant.
He did kind of go to ground though.

Not enough force is his only chance but they need to send Ablett a message and lean towards a week he's clearly not getting the message to stop it. His frustration when things aren't going his way is ugly to see for a great of the game. They know to niggle him though.
 

HTPunter

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He did kind of go to ground though.

Not enough force is his only chance but they need to send Ablett a message and lean towards a week he's clearly not getting the message to stop it. His frustration when things aren't going his way is ugly to see for a great of the game. They know to niggle him though.
He looks like he is off-balance but the Parsons (?) push is what sends him to ground.

I agree with your second point to be honest.
Instead of focusing on sending players who tackled or shepherded slightly incorrectly off for a week in the act of playing football, they should change their focus and suspend players for obviously non-football acts such as high elbows and jaw punches that have no place in the game, regardless of force.
Force should not be the biggest factor. I believe an overhaul of the rules is needed to differentiate between 'football acts' and 'non-football acts'. In a football act, such as a tackle/shepherd/body check, excessive force should be a big factor, but at the end of the day it's a contact sport. But in a non-football act, such as punching, force should be a minimal factor.
 
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