How many weeks for cotchin's dangerous tackle?

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theyellowsash

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So you’re saying it’s within the rules of the game to tackle around the neck and sling someone to the ground its not, its a free kick, but high tackles have never been a suspendable offence also to do it after the play has stopped if play had stopped why did jones pick up the ball and was about to kick it? If that was in the nrl he gets 2-3 weeks for a tackle like that in cricket youre not allowed to shoulder charge people so long is lucky to only get a week
 

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greatwhiteshark

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Cotchin was guilty of a head high tackle, yes it was an extremely vicious one but still it’s just a head high tackle, it happens in games of footy and a free kick is awarded. It should of been a 50m penalty and that’s where the umps stuffed up. No case to answer however for the MRP. Don’t know why some are complaining about it.
 

Sterge

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Cotch likely deserved a week and we can all agree on the fact that the mrp is horribly inconsistent.

But my god some of you are complete drama queens, going on about breaking his spine and killing people and now its open season to do whatever you want...
 

Stealth69

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Lynch with his 5th fine in 17 games for the year....
Goes to show his actions aren't dangerous, just borderline aggression mixed in with some stupidity

You will always get those few players in every sport who stand out in one way or another...

Funny thing is in the 70s, 80s these type of colourful players were a dime a dozen who flouted with the laws of the game, colourful characters

nowadays we have key board warriors who are a dime a dozen... posters who have done no wrong in their lives, and become judge and jury...
 

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