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PostSubject: So'oialo handed ban   So'oialo handed ban Icon_minitimeMon Feb 16, 2009 12:59 pm

Hurricane skipper Rodney So'oialo suspended for a week for stamping

WELLINGTON Hurricanes captain Rodney So'oialo was suspended for a week for carelessly trampling on Phil Waugh during their Super 14 rugby clash against the NSW Waratahs.

The All Black forward was cited for allegedly stamping or trampling on the Waratahs captain during Saturday's home match, won by the Waratahs 26-22.

Waugh left the field in the 65th minute of the match, with blood streaming from a head wound.

At a hearing Monday of southern hemisphere grouping SANZAR, judicial officer Bruce Squire said video footage suggested the boot of another player, not So'oialo, could have been responsible for Waugh's head injury.

"Although So'oialo conceded his boot had made contact with Waugh's head, the point of contact appeared, from the videotape, to be different from that where the injury had been sustained,'' Squire said.

He said while the contact So'oialo made with Waugh was clearly not intentional it demonstrated an unacceptable degree of carelessness and risk of injury.

So'oialo's suspension means he will be unavailable for the Hurricanes' next match against the Otago Highlanders in Wellington on Friday.

http://www.foxsports.com.au/story/0,8659,25064777-5002381,00.html

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PostSubject: Re: So'oialo handed ban   So'oialo handed ban Icon_minitimeMon Feb 16, 2009 9:22 pm

This is utter rubbish - a player of So'oialo's character handed a ban, while a loose cannon like Palu gets off. It wasn't enough to face some horrendously biased reffing on Saturday, we have to face this too?
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PostSubject: Re: So'oialo handed ban   So'oialo handed ban Icon_minitimeTue Feb 17, 2009 4:13 am

it didnt even look like he did it !
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PostSubject: Re: So'oialo handed ban   So'oialo handed ban Icon_minitimeTue Feb 17, 2009 4:18 am

They actually said in an article somewhere that So'oialo's actions did NOT cause Waugh's injury (which by the way looked worse than it was cause head-wounds bleed like crazy!).
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PostSubject: Re: So'oialo handed ban   So'oialo handed ban Icon_minitimeTue Feb 17, 2009 4:23 am

Why did he get banned then? Careless rucking?
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PostSubject: Re: So'oialo handed ban   So'oialo handed ban Icon_minitimeTue Feb 17, 2009 4:25 am

Pretty much.
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PostSubject: Re: So'oialo handed ban   So'oialo handed ban Icon_minitimeTue Feb 17, 2009 8:27 am

Victor Vito will be the replacement which is good news, he is a big up and comer and had a massive air new zealand cup last year.

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PostSubject: Re: So'oialo handed ban   So'oialo handed ban Icon_minitimeTue Feb 17, 2009 9:34 am

Hope he starts well !, if he plays well do you think he'l get the starting blinside flanker spot next week?
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PostSubject: Re: So'oialo handed ban   So'oialo handed ban Icon_minitimeTue Feb 17, 2009 9:38 am

I would hope so, I'm expecting big things from him...ABs in 2011 WC

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PostSubject: Re: So'oialo handed ban   So'oialo handed ban Icon_minitimeTue Feb 17, 2009 9:41 am

Yea, Do you think flanker is the right position for him?
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PostSubject: Re: So'oialo handed ban   So'oialo handed ban Icon_minitimeTue Feb 17, 2009 9:44 am

Yea number 6 only though, although I would love to see him play centre.

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PostSubject: Re: So'oialo handed ban   So'oialo handed ban Icon_minitimeTue Feb 17, 2009 9:54 am

Yea that would be cool they should of tried it in a trial game
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PostSubject: Re: So'oialo handed ban   So'oialo handed ban Icon_minitimeTue Feb 17, 2009 8:53 pm

Waugh deserved it. He was lying right on the ball and if anything he was trying to cover the ball more with his body, ie not rolling away and playing it on the ground.

ok head contact was a bit careless but with rucking not officailly banned then waugh can expect more of this to happen. the guys a pest

victor vito, i have a lot of hope for this guy and i hope he has the goods for super14, but I'm a worried bout his form at the end of the NPC last season where he (as well as the rest of the lionz) dropped nutz and lost direction post ranfurly shield. s14 is a huge step up from npc and sevens
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PostSubject: Re: So'oialo handed ban   So'oialo handed ban Icon_minitimeTue Feb 17, 2009 10:01 pm

I'm not sure what NPC you guys were watching, Vito was absolutely useless there - especially when he played at 8. In any case - he's not going to be around much since he's been called into the Sevens squad for the WC so will be training with them etc.

As for the Blindside role, I thought Levave had a standout performance on Saturday and has all but made it his own thus far. Waldrom needs to step up on the other side though - thought he was very quiet this game.
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PostSubject: Re: So'oialo handed ban   So'oialo handed ban Icon_minitimeTue Feb 17, 2009 10:19 pm

tru that Pantherus, levave stepped up big time with some solid hits round the edges of the ruck, he just needs to work on keeping up his work rate, but then a lot of the canes faded in the last 20, hence thrush comin in and injecting some enthusiasm and setting up a try

vito had some good games early on in the NPC i thought but went down hill real quick and jus kept getting worse

not a fan of waldrom being a 7. he hasnt got the instinct. he's fast and fit and great on attck but for turning over the ball he's not a natural. we shoulda kept serge lilo or nili latu.
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