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The key punishment is that he is out of the Super XV for the remainder of the season. The number of weeks is of little significance beside that.
The judicial officer has done well here. Just as Filo Paulo has been made an example to other players, Roger Drummond should serve as an example to some of the more "amenable" judicial officers.
Posted 06:33 15th June 2012
Not a cool thing to do by any means but he did apologise and show remorse and let's hope he has learn't a lesson and thinks twice next time. What's done is done and everyone deserves a second chance, don't they?
Posted 02:08 15th June 2012
what i find incredible is that leonard escaped punishment for his spear tackle. the rest, apart from this idiot (paulo) was innocuous handbags....
Posted 20:45 14th June 2012
Good. Should've been longer... "Remorse" is not going to make him any less of a thug.
Posted 15:06 14th June 2012
I don't think the "relatively clean record" should have been considered in this case. That punch was meant to hurt Donnelly (or else why else would you punch a man in the face who is lying defenseless on the ground with that much force?).
Posted 15:01 14th June 2012