Messageboard Home Friday, July 03, 2020
Latest Articles
rhinoms Superleague ...
rhinoms Superleague ...
rhinoms Superleague ...
rhinoms Superleague ...
rhinoms Superleague ...
Navigation Messageboard
Contact Me
Web Links
Photo Gallery
Game Info
2015 1st Team Game Info
2014 1st Team Game Info
2013 1st Team Game Info
2012 1st Team Game Info
2011 1st Team Game Info
2010 1st Team Game Info
2009 1st Team Game Info
2008 1st Team Game Info
2007 1st Team Game Info
2006 1st Team Game Info
2005 1st Team Game Info
Hall of Fame
Tony Smith ('03-'07)
Barrie McDermott ('96-'06)

Click Here
2013 Sponsors List
2012 Sponsors List
2011 Sponsors List
2010 Sponsors List
2009 Sponsors List
2008 Sponsors List
2007 Sponsors List
2006 Sponsors List
2005 Sponsors List
Three Cheers for the Disciplinary
Posted by southstander on September 14 2005 - 07:46:29

Ten Matches

At long last the disciplinary committee have come to their senses and sentenced a player to a punishment that fits the crime.

I'm not talking about Barrie McDermotts £300 fine and his slap on the wrist. I am, of course, talking about the ten Superleague game ban which has been handed down to Wigans Terry Newton for two cowardly attacks which ended two Saints players seasons.

You may expect me to congratulate Newton on sidelining two key players from one of our major competitors for the Superleague crown, but far from it.

Like many of you who tuned in to SKY last friday hoping for a Wigan win to keep our desperate hopes of retaining the 'hubcap' alive. What we saw was a rough and tough game where one individual, Terence Newton, overstepped the mark.

The assault on Long was a sickener. The ball was long gone when Newton charged at Long with his elbow raised, contacting around the left eye and leaving the Saints half-back in a crumpled heap on the field.

If the referee has seen the incident it would certainly have been a red card, but the officials missed it so badly that it wasn't even put on-report. The video-review panel took a good look at the tape on monday and cited the Wigan hothead to appear before last night disciplinary.

As we all know, this can be a lottery, with the disciplinary erring on the side of leniancy, especially when it comes to integral members of the GB set-up. This time the disciplinary came up trumps with a seven game Superleague ban for this offence and another three for the 'heavy challenge' on Gilmour in the same game.

The wording on this suspension is the most interesting element, as the suspension has to be served in Superleague games. Newton will miss the rest of the season, and the opening few games of next year, but if fit, would be eligible for the tri-nations.

If the rumours of a Newton move to Bradford are true, then fridays disgrace will have been his last outing for Wigan, but with Bradfords recent history with hookers, they might well be reconsidering their offer.

I never thought I'd say this, but well done the disciplinary.



Remember Me

Lost Password?
Google Adverts
Member Poll
How will the Rhinos fare in the opening fixtures of the two part season?

Top of the pile

Top Four

Top Eight

Bottom Four

You must login to vote.
All The Latest News
Google Adverts

Whilst every effort is made to ensure that news stories are correct, we cannot be held responsible for errors. However, if you feel any material on this website is copyrighted or incorrect in any way please contact us at so we can remove it or negotiate copyright permission.

RLFANS.COM, the owners of this website, the RLSA (Rugby League Supporters Association) or the 100% League Network are not responsible for the content of its sub-sites, please email the author of this sub-site if you feel you find an article offensive or of a choice nature that you disagree with.

Email RLFANS.COM's owners if further assistance is required.

(C)1999-2015 RLFANS.COM