Nick Scruton charged with reckless challenge

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Nick Scruton has been charged with a Grade B offence Nick Scruton has been charged with a Grade B offence

Bradford Bulls prop Nick Scruton has been charged with committing a Grade B offence in Saturday's Super League victory over Castleford at Odsal.

His striking with the shoulder on Tigers half-back Gareth O’Brien in the fourth minute has been called a reckless challenge and he has until 11am tomorrow to submit an early guilty plea in relation to the offence.

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6:21pm Mon 18 Feb 13

Bone_idle18 says...

Load of rubbish, no way could he have pulled out and he didn't make contact with the head!

I fear the RFL want to set precedents, but this isn't even on a par with Chases and compared to the French blokes....that was bad.

I think they are going on the outcome and not the actually challenge.
Load of rubbish, no way could he have pulled out and he didn't make contact with the head! I fear the RFL want to set precedents, but this isn't even on a par with Chases and compared to the French blokes....that was bad. I think they are going on the outcome and not the actually challenge. Bone_idle18

7:28pm Mon 18 Feb 13

zapperbull says...

What a joke the contact was less than 1 second after he passed the ball not long enough to stop your self if you are running at full pelt, get a grip NFL
What a joke the contact was less than 1 second after he passed the ball not long enough to stop your self if you are running at full pelt, get a grip NFL zapperbull

7:29pm Mon 18 Feb 13

zapperbull says...

or RFL !!
or RFL !! zapperbull

7:31pm Mon 18 Feb 13

AdeyG'man says...

"Yes...I'm guilty of a shoulder charge. Now show me in the rule book where it's against the rules of the game..."
It's a joke. They're just making the rules as they go along now...how the hell is anyone meant to know what to do when one week it's illegal and the week after it's all OK!
O'Brien came back on...unlike Hardaker at Leeds who was knocked out by Chase.
"Yes...I'm guilty of a shoulder charge. Now show me in the rule book where it's against the rules of the game..." It's a joke. They're just making the rules as they go along now...how the hell is anyone meant to know what to do when one week it's illegal and the week after it's all OK! O'Brien came back on...unlike Hardaker at Leeds who was knocked out by Chase. AdeyG'man

8:03pm Mon 18 Feb 13

danger mouse says...

Forget the early guilty plea......no case to answer. The RFL's review panel is a joke
Forget the early guilty plea......no case to answer. The RFL's review panel is a joke danger mouse

8:28pm Mon 18 Feb 13

nosher says...

It was not has bad as chases petulant tackle poor that French blokes. Rugby is a contact sport and if the rfl are not careful they will spoil the game.
It was not has bad as chases petulant tackle poor that French blokes. Rugby is a contact sport and if the rfl are not careful they will spoil the game. nosher

11:32pm Mon 18 Feb 13

raisemeup says...

Perhaps we should counter charge the Castleford player who tackled kearney late after he had kicked the ball, and in fact caused our trainer to administer treatment on the field...why isn't he on a grade B offence?

It should be pointed out that the Referee and the match commissioner said that it wasn't a reckless tackle, presumably the one against Kearney wasn't either???

Otherwise it could be seen as victimisation???
Perhaps we should counter charge the Castleford player who tackled kearney late after he had kicked the ball, and in fact caused our trainer to administer treatment on the field...why isn't he on a grade B offence? It should be pointed out that the Referee and the match commissioner said that it wasn't a reckless tackle, presumably the one against Kearney wasn't either??? Otherwise it could be seen as victimisation??? raisemeup

7:07am Tue 19 Feb 13

Blotto says...

Don't you think that Ganson would have whistled up a card or that even Silverwood as VR would have said something, also the Touchys usually Flag. If the Sod Hall mob are saying the Officials are incompetent thats the way to do it!!
Don't you think that Ganson would have whistled up a card or that even Silverwood as VR would have said something, also the Touchys usually Flag. If the Sod Hall mob are saying the Officials are incompetent thats the way to do it!! Blotto

7:10am Tue 19 Feb 13

Blotto says...

Oh FFS!! http://www.nrl.com/r
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Oh FFS!! http://www.nrl.com/r lif-bans-shoulder-ch arge/tabid/10874/new sid/70798/default.as px >-( Blotto

8:22am Tue 19 Feb 13

helenshep says...

danger mouse wrote:
Forget the early guilty plea......no case to answer. The RFL's review panel is a joke
Totally agree with you danger mouse, there should be no case to answer - think this decision could set the tone for our season.!!!!!
[quote][p][bold]danger mouse[/bold] wrote: Forget the early guilty plea......no case to answer. The RFL's review panel is a joke[/p][/quote]Totally agree with you danger mouse, there should be no case to answer - think this decision could set the tone for our season.!!!!! helenshep

1:03pm Tue 19 Feb 13

NORTHER1964 says...

Our game is getting more and more like football. Next there will be no tackling for health nd safety reasons. I have watched the incident and there is no way Scruton could have pulled out of the tackle and if you watch it he wasn;t even looking at the player so he culdn't have seen the Cas player off loading the ball anyway. Rugby league has yet again made itself look stupid and a joke of a sport.
Our game is getting more and more like football. Next there will be no tackling for health nd safety reasons. I have watched the incident and there is no way Scruton could have pulled out of the tackle and if you watch it he wasn;t even looking at the player so he culdn't have seen the Cas player off loading the ball anyway. Rugby league has yet again made itself look stupid and a joke of a sport. NORTHER1964

3:41pm Tue 19 Feb 13

Bone_idle18 says...

Just read the RFL site, Jake Webster's challenge on Kearney was referred, but they decided they couldn't tell where the contact was from the DVD provided.

Scrutton should be let off, no contact with head and not particularly late.
Just read the RFL site, Jake Webster's challenge on Kearney was referred, but they decided they couldn't tell where the contact was from the DVD provided. Scrutton should be let off, no contact with head and not particularly late. Bone_idle18

4:40pm Tue 19 Feb 13

raisemeup says...

Bone_idle18 wrote:
Just read the RFL site, Jake Webster's challenge on Kearney was referred, but they decided they couldn't tell where the contact was from the DVD provided.

Scrutton should be let off, no contact with head and not particularly late.
Thanks Bi18 just perused it, myself.

Doesn't it make a mockery of the disciplinary procedures?

If the compliance person couldn't see the evidence of the Webster challenge on Kearney: which was after the ball was kicked with the player (kearney) already running into the line of attack , and Webster's feet were off the floor when contact was made, which implies a deliberate lunge> Kearney's head was subsequently thrown back by the force of what looked like a forearm. He received treatment for nearly 1 minute.

What else did they wish to see to make the same charge against Webster, that has been given to Scruton???

If Scruton get's a ban a further travesty will have been perpetrated.

For full evidence of this event,( which was more deliberate and cynical than the alleged Scruton striking with the shoulder incident,) maybe they should look at the sky coverage once again, it's there for all to see!
[quote][p][bold]Bone_idle18[/bold] wrote: Just read the RFL site, Jake Webster's challenge on Kearney was referred, but they decided they couldn't tell where the contact was from the DVD provided. Scrutton should be let off, no contact with head and not particularly late.[/p][/quote]Thanks Bi18 just perused it, myself. Doesn't it make a mockery of the disciplinary procedures? If the compliance person couldn't see the evidence of the Webster challenge on Kearney: which was after the ball was kicked with the player (kearney) already running into the line of attack , and Webster's feet were off the floor when contact was made, which implies a deliberate lunge> Kearney's head was subsequently thrown back by the force of what looked like a forearm. He received treatment for nearly 1 minute. What else did they wish to see to make the same charge against Webster, that has been given to Scruton??? If Scruton get's a ban a further travesty will have been perpetrated. For full evidence of this event,( which was more deliberate and cynical than the alleged Scruton striking with the shoulder incident,) maybe they should look at the sky coverage once again, it's there for all to see! raisemeup

6:15pm Tue 19 Feb 13

Bone_idle18 says...

Don't the RFL have sky plus?

Or did Cas sent them 2 dvd's of the incidents, one enhanced where Scrutton, when viewed in slow motion, takes out knuckledusters and pounds the cas player half a dozen times whilst on the floor.

the other where Kearny trips over a blade of grass, whilst Webster is sat in the stand with a pint of tetleys, well away from the action.
Don't the RFL have sky plus? Or did Cas sent them 2 dvd's of the incidents, one enhanced where Scrutton, when viewed in slow motion, takes out knuckledusters and pounds the cas player half a dozen times whilst on the floor. the other where Kearny trips over a blade of grass, whilst Webster is sat in the stand with a pint of tetleys, well away from the action. Bone_idle18

8:38pm Tue 19 Feb 13

theviking62 says...

Good news, @SuperLeague: Disciplinary: Nick Scruton avoids suspension after he appeared on a Grade B charge. Panel said 1st contact legal & suspension unecessary.
Good news, @SuperLeague: Disciplinary: Nick Scruton avoids suspension after he appeared on a Grade B charge. Panel said 1st contact legal & suspension unecessary. theviking62

3:15pm Wed 20 Feb 13

raisemeup says...

theviking62 wrote:
Good news, @SuperLeague: Disciplinary: Nick Scruton avoids suspension after he appeared on a Grade B charge. Panel said 1st contact legal & suspension unecessary.
Not good news insofar that the charge was reduced to a grade A and a £300 fine imposed...So he's still guilty - but less so????

Liked Bone's deduction though, RFL and cynicism are starting to go together!
[quote][p][bold]theviking62[/bold] wrote: Good news, @SuperLeague: Disciplinary: Nick Scruton avoids suspension after he appeared on a Grade B charge. Panel said 1st contact legal & suspension unecessary.[/p][/quote]Not good news insofar that the charge was reduced to a grade A and a £300 fine imposed...So he's still guilty - but less so???? Liked Bone's deduction though, RFL and cynicism are starting to go together! raisemeup

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