Dean Collis charged for challenge on Bradford Bulls' Lee Gaskell

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Lee Gaskell Lee Gaskell

Wakefield centre Dean Collis has been charged with making grade C dangerous contact with Bradford stand-off Lee Gaskell in the first minute of the match between the Bulls and the Wildcats last Thursday.

Gaskell is facing a lay-off of up to 12 weeks after damaging his knee ligaments in the collision.

Collis is eligible to make an early-guilty plea.

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11:19pm Mon 24 Feb 14

bradford_Northern says...

Not sure about these disciplinarians. I saw nothing in the tackle. Just unlucky. Same with Addy : just get on with the game. It's tough! Fair enough to pick up the malicious tackles, but in general I think they need to accept that most players are honest, and any injuries are down to bad luck rather than intent.
Not sure about these disciplinarians. I saw nothing in the tackle. Just unlucky. Same with Addy : just get on with the game. It's tough! Fair enough to pick up the malicious tackles, but in general I think they need to accept that most players are honest, and any injuries are down to bad luck rather than intent. bradford_Northern

7:40am Tue 25 Feb 14

bullbob says...

Seriously??????
1 man holds the legs, the 2nd twists the player in the tackle and then just to make sure a 3rd comes in late.
Players need protecting.
Seriously?????? 1 man holds the legs, the 2nd twists the player in the tackle and then just to make sure a 3rd comes in late. Players need protecting. bullbob

7:46am Tue 25 Feb 14

Ever positive says...

bradford_Northern wrote:
Not sure about these disciplinarians. I saw nothing in the tackle. Just unlucky. Same with Addy : just get on with the game. It's tough! Fair enough to pick up the malicious tackles, but in general I think they need to accept that most players are honest, and any injuries are down to bad luck rather than intent.
Well I saw how Collis tackled against his knee joint, it looked awful. Good job you aren't a video ref! Intent or not it deserves a ban.
[quote][p][bold]bradford_Northern[/bold] wrote: Not sure about these disciplinarians. I saw nothing in the tackle. Just unlucky. Same with Addy : just get on with the game. It's tough! Fair enough to pick up the malicious tackles, but in general I think they need to accept that most players are honest, and any injuries are down to bad luck rather than intent.[/p][/quote]Well I saw how Collis tackled against his knee joint, it looked awful. Good job you aren't a video ref! Intent or not it deserves a ban. Ever positive

8:00am Tue 25 Feb 14

raisemeup says...

This if the third injury our team has had with this type of tackle and unless it is stopped, there will be many more, It is a cynical tackle which needs removing from the game. Three and four men tackles - turning players on their backs should be outlawed our game is hard enough.
This if the third injury our team has had with this type of tackle and unless it is stopped, there will be many more, It is a cynical tackle which needs removing from the game. Three and four men tackles - turning players on their backs should be outlawed our game is hard enough. raisemeup

8:21am Tue 25 Feb 14

oddshapedballs says...

And then there was Addy's tackle. Hope they see otherwisebut he out unnecessary pressure on Sammuts neck/back much in the way Elima did a couple of weeks ago.
And then there was Addy's tackle. Hope they see otherwisebut he out unnecessary pressure on Sammuts neck/back much in the way Elima did a couple of weeks ago. oddshapedballs

8:51am Tue 25 Feb 14

jozieme says...

Apart from the 'Grade C 'Fine if proven guilty , the player committing the offence should be suspended for as long as the injured player is out of action! too much 'thuggery' creeping into our game.
Apart from the 'Grade C 'Fine if proven guilty , the player committing the offence should be suspended for as long as the injured player is out of action! too much 'thuggery' creeping into our game. jozieme

9:26am Tue 25 Feb 14

Bone_idle18 says...

Some inconsistencies in the RFL disciplinary. Scott Moore at London has been charged with the same offence as Collis Offence 15.1), but he's on a grade D offence, with a 3-5 match recommendation rather than a 2-3 like Collis. As far as I know he didn't put a player out for half a season.

I think the result of the offence should be taken into account. In the real world, if you punch someone then it's assault, but if they fall , hit their head and die, it's murder or Manslaughter. The action is the same, but the charge is different depending upon the outcome.

Why can't we do the same in League? If a player is injured as a result of indiscipline, then the charge should carry a greater weight.
Some inconsistencies in the RFL disciplinary. Scott Moore at London has been charged with the same offence as Collis Offence 15.1), but he's on a grade D offence, with a 3-5 match recommendation rather than a 2-3 like Collis. As far as I know he didn't put a player out for half a season. I think the result of the offence should be taken into account. In the real world, if you punch someone then it's assault, but if they fall , hit their head and die, it's murder or Manslaughter. The action is the same, but the charge is different depending upon the outcome. Why can't we do the same in League? If a player is injured as a result of indiscipline, then the charge should carry a greater weight. Bone_idle18

9:54am Tue 25 Feb 14

poppastratton says...

We've been here before because I remember commenting on the tackling technique Wigan used during the last couple of seasons. The main culprit was Sam Tomkins who would come in late in the tackle and hit a players kneecaps head on whilst there were 2 players holding the man upright. The RFL did take action over this and the club did receive a warning if I remember rightly. It has to be stopped before someone is crippled permanently.
We've been here before because I remember commenting on the tackling technique Wigan used during the last couple of seasons. The main culprit was Sam Tomkins who would come in late in the tackle and hit a players kneecaps head on whilst there were 2 players holding the man upright. The RFL did take action over this and the club did receive a warning if I remember rightly. It has to be stopped before someone is crippled permanently. poppastratton

10:24am Tue 25 Feb 14

Reading Bullette says...

Wigan are by far the biggest culprits. The even teach their Academy to do it. It comes from Maguire and even Sam Burgess has been in trouble for it.
Wigan are by far the biggest culprits. The even teach their Academy to do it. It comes from Maguire and even Sam Burgess has been in trouble for it. Reading Bullette

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