General rubens hit

sebastian_old

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everyones talking about a elbow hit ,which would charge him. Did anyone see it? Is it nothing???
 

KeepingTheFaith_old

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At worst Wiki connected the shoulder with McDonnels' head. Saw something on the smh this morning that said he could be in trouble because McDonnel ended up with a broken rib. WTF? If ya can't hit them in the ribs then where can ya hit them?
 

Skinny_Ravs82

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I didn't think there was an albow I saw the contact with his shoulder. If anything the one which went on report was when Louie got Scott Prince and that looked definite elbow ya know.
I certainly hope Rub's doesn't get into too much trouble. I mean, just coz he likes to hit hard and well shouldn't mean he gets picked up by thoe silly judisary guys
 

aussie_warrior_old

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Warriors 34 Tigers 12
TEEN Tigers fullback Shannon McDonnell returned to the field with a cracked rib last night - and then accused the Warriors of "head hunting" him.

"He certainly didn't miss me - it was in the head somewhere," McDonnell said of a hit from stand-in Warriors captain Ruben Wiki which could come under scrutiny tomorrow.

"I get that in every game. Big guys don't like it when little guys step them. They head hunt you when they get you.

"It dazed me for a few seconds. I'm not actually sure what it was. It would be good to see on the replay."

The Tigers' title defence took another blow as McDonnell and winger Daniel Fitzhenry (collarbone) joined a lengthy casualty list after the 22-point loss.

But the Tigers were fuming about the incident which led to Fitzhenry's injury - which forced them to send McDonnell back into the game - and Wiki's 55th-minute hit on the 18-year-old.

McDonnell will miss out on playing in Wednesday night's under-19s Origin curtain-raiser because of the cracked rib.

"I had a needle so I didn't feel it at all. It's starting to wear off now," he said.

"I'm sick of injuries. I've had a broken hand this year, a hamstring and now a cracked rib."

The Aucklanders put the Tigers to the sword following the two incidents.

After Fitzhenry was backslammed into his own in-goal (51st minute), interchange forward Louis Anderson scored.

And after the ball was jolted free from McDonnell by Wiki's hit, prop Evarn Tiumavave crossed a few plays later to make it 34-6.

"They picked (Fitzhenry) up off the ground and we had someone behind him," Tigers coach Tim Sheens said. "I thought the interpretation was in that instance, he's supposed to be held.

"He was put in a dangerous position. They'll change it next week (but it's) a bit late for Fitzy."

Sheens was also critical of Wiki's tackle on McDonnell.

"It looked to me like the arm's come in contact with the kid's nose. He was bleeding from it as well. There's no doubt that will be looked at," he said.

Wiki described it as "a good tackle".

Anderson is on report for a high challenge on Scott Prince that sparked a melee late in the game.

The highlight for the Tigers were rookie Taniela Tuiaki's two tries and Benji Marshall's amazing flick pass for the first of those in the 31st minute.

But Sheens was unimpressed with his five-eighth, saying: "Add to that a few of the poor passes. Benji's got a long way to go with his game. I've said that for some time."
 

Iafeta_old

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Louis has nothing to worry about. It was a good act by Prince though, I sense an Oscar nomination.

Wiki though - I was a bit concerned when I saw it. It was forearm, elbow to the head. Hopefully he's not charged. Although I have confidence in Evarn to step up now.
 

KeepingTheFaith_old

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Last year Wiki would have been fine......this year though? On the Roast Vossy, Johns, Gould and Geyer all say there's absolutely nothing wrong with the hit.

Still wouldn't be surprised to see him charged though.
 

PHANTOM MENACE_old

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If anyone gets charged from that game then the judiaciarys a piece of poo
 

Iafeta_old

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No, another incident. He left the field earlier after hurting his rib, returned later and in another incident Wiki collected him high with an apparent forearm which resulted in a turnover.

Will be interesting to see what comes of it.
 

D Generation X_old

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Skinny_Ravs82 said:
I didn't think there was an albow I saw the contact with his shoulder. If anything the one which went on report was when Louie got Scott Prince and that looked definite elbow ya know.
I certainly hope Rub's doesn't get into too much trouble. I mean, just coz he likes to hit hard and well shouldn't mean he gets picked up by thoe silly judisary guys
i thought it was a shoulder i think it was man it cant be the elbow
 

mosh_old

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Do you remember we were all asking if Ruben was out of form in the first 4-5 games of the season. Some saying the age is catching up. But seriously Ruben has been outstanding over the last 3-4 matches and I think he is getting back to his devistating best like when he was at the Raiders in 1999-2002.
 

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