James Horwill red carded and suspended for one week for forearm hit

first_imgWednesday Apr 8, 2015 James Horwill red carded and suspended for one week for forearm hit Earlier this week Reds lock James Horwill was banned for a week following the red card he received against the Melbourne Rebels in Round 8 of Super Rugby. You can view the full disciplinary statement, and a video of the incident, below. The SANZAR Duty Judicial Officer Nicholas Davidson QC has accepted a guilty plea from James Horwill of the Reds for contravening Law 10.4 (a) Punching or striking. He has been suspended from all forms of the game for one week up to and including 11 April 2015.In his finding, SANZAR Duty Judicial Officer Nicholas Davidson QC ruled the following: “I found this was a strike with a swinging arm to the back of neck of Rebels player, Paul Alo-Emile. The explanation that the arm was used to gain momentum at the breakdown was not tenable. There was no attempt to engage.“The strike was of no effect with no injury to the Rebels player. This was in summary, an ineffectual strike other than its impact on the game as Horwill was red carded in the 21st minute of the match.“A submission that this was relevant to setting a lower entry point for sanction was rejected. There is an adverse effect on the game as a whole following a red card.  “Horwill has attracted media attention in the disciplinary context but his actual transgressions are few despite over 100 Super Rugby games and 59 Test matches for Australia.“He had one off field yellow card (now Citing Commissioner Warning) in 2013 and came before the SANZAR Judiciary in 2015 for two yellow cards in the same match for technical breaches.“Nothing was added for aggravating factors and in mitigation, he is entitled to some allowance for his acceptance of the indicated sanction and his recognition that this was clearly unacceptable for which he apologised to the Rebels player and also during the hearing.“In the circumstances, the two-week entry point is reduced to one week and Horwill is suspended up to and including Saturday 11 April 2015.”The incident is included below in this report from the weekendADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Big Hits & Dirty Play Related Articles 25 WEEKS AGO Suspensions handed down after testicle grabbing… 26 WEEKS AGO The ‘double ruffle’ splits opinion with fans… 26 WEEKS AGO WATCH: The nastiest and most brutal moments… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingWrinkle Remedy Stuns TV Judges: Forget Surgery, Do This Once DailySmart Life Reports30+ Everyday Items with a Secret Hidden PurposeNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

16 killed in Canada shooting rampage

first_imgAmong the victims was a veteran femaleconstable with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, which also handles municipaland provincial law enforcement in the province. OTTAWA – A gunman who drove a mock-uppolice car killed at least 16 people including a female constable in a shootingrampage across Nova Scotia, Canadian federal police said Sunday, the worst caseof its kind in the country’s history. The shooter, identified as GabrielWortman, 51, was shot dead by officers after a 12-hour manhunt across theeastern province ended Sunday morning. Members of a Royal Canadian Mounted Police tactical unit confer after a suspect in a deadly shooting rampage was neutralized at the Big Stop near Elmsdale, Nova Scotiam, Canada. AFP Police said the suspect had been on therun since Saturday night, when officers were alerted to shots fired in the townof Portapique, around 100 kilometers (60 miles) from Halifax. (AFP)last_img read more