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Spot on, that was my first reaction. Cooper tackling....what!!!
Posted 23:44 14th July 2012
Deserves a week off I think. No excuse it was front on and he even tried to slam him down after contact. As for Saia Faingaa that grub needs to be taught a lesson from someone either the judiciary or more satisfying a player on the field. He consistently dives into rucks targeting players with his shoulder
Posted 23:32 14th July 2012
Are we really debating this??? Shouldnt we be in awe of the fact that Quade actually tackled someone????
Posted 23:26 14th July 2012
Hope berrick is ok, looked real sick be a shame to end a career like that its like elton flatley over again,
Karma is coming quade, 2 week holiday
Posted 23:15 14th July 2012
I didn`t watch the game and reading all the comment I start feeling the urge to defend Cooper but you brought the truth under light...Because it didn`t made sense that cooper would act illegal accidentally...
Posted 22:58 14th July 2012
I think yellow card was enough to punish Q.Cooper. It was not wild tackle or intentional of course. It doesn't warrant a suspension. But Reds at Fortress Suncorp can still wiin without Q.Cooper. I agree wif 'big6969' that ABs and Kiwi teams often get away with murder. Referees and his assistants need to really improve in all areas. Imagine if Brumbies wer not robbed against Bulls in S/A, the knockout line-up wud hev been different wif 2 Australlian teams
Posted 21:12 14th July 2012
Just a bad tackle with intent. Can't believe anyone is arguing that this shouldn't be a citing, and i couldn't care less if it was or wasn't. The SBW tackle wasn't remotely dangerous. Just look at Barnes hobbling off and ask which was worse!
Posted 19:44 14th July 2012
Some consistency would have seen Faainga go for 3-6 weeks for that head high that was basically a punch against the Highlanders. He followed that with a facial on the ground - what shocker. Again no actions taken for foul play against a NZ team (or an All Black team) where the worse offences are unpunished.
62Lofu says...as for the SBW incident, totally different what a beat up. Yes it is incredible he did not get seen because it was high and worth a penalty.But he reached over the shoulder down to the chest and his arm dragged over the head , it was not a strike or a front on tackle, not as dangerous or a deliberate and action.
Posted 19:40 14th July 2012
Ridiculous that Cooper gets cited, what was the citing commissioner doing during the Chiefs / Canes game.
Posted 18:13 14th July 2012
SBW (who is a great player, don't get me wrong) was clearly shown, in slo-mo, wrapping his sizeable arm around the head and neck of a Hurricanes winger, right in front of the Referee's Touchline-Flag-Waver-Dude and he never even received as much as a cough of disapproval. A little consistency please!!!
Posted 17:42 14th July 2012
as usual.. if it isn't the police, some other kind of official is after cooper and his dodgy ways... :D
Posted 17:40 14th July 2012
Outstanding as it may seem,Afraid Quade is up on a tckle charge????
Who saw that coming???
Posted 16:39 14th July 2012
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