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

Ronaldo Vs Bale

first_imgThe Real Madrid teammates, who have competed for the Bernabeu spotlight for three seasons, face each other representing their nations in Lyon tonight.The two are also competing for the Euro 2016 golden boot, but Bale insists the match will be down to which country performs better as a team.He said: “It’s not about two players. We know and everybody knows that it’s about two nations in the semi-final – 11 men against 11. “(Ronaldo) is a fantastic player, everyone knows what he can do. But we don’t worry about the opposition. We just do what we do. It’s about how we perform as a team, and as a team we can shut-out a lot of threats.“The star in our team is all of us. We are all together, we all work as one, running for each other, tackling for each other. We get on like brothers and we’re having fun, enjoying the occasion, with no fear. It’s working so far.”In contrast to a relaxed and happy Bale, Ronaldo seemed to reveal a tense demeanour earlier in the tournament when he threw a TV reporter’s microphone into a lake.Bale laughed at the mention of the incident and stated he was sure his club colleague “had his reasons”.Bale said: “I can’t comment on how he’s feeling or what he’s doing. I’m sure he had his reasons for doing what he did.“I feel comfortable and we’re enjoying ourselves. Sometimes you have to fulfil your responsibilities and doing interviews is a part of it.“We get on very well at Madrid and enjoy playing with each other. What he does off the pitch is his private life. It’s not for me to decide who’s the better player. If I can help Wales win that’s all I need.”Key Welsh players Aaron Ramsey and Ben Davies will miss the semi-final through suspension, but Bale says their absence makes the squad even more determined to reach the final.“It’s horrible,” he said. “The rules are difficult to take sometimes. They’ll be hurt deep down, but they’re not showing it. It’s extra motivation to get to final.”Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more