Shoulder charge rule

Alec

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So players just keep getting away with it. Why even have this fucking rule?
 

mitch222

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If it wasn't bad enough seeing Ennis get off on a legitimate shoulder charge, there is no way in blue hell Wighton should be taking the field this weekend.
 

ivanhungryjak

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Match Review Committee Coordinator Michael Buettner said there was a clear difference in the tackle performed by Sharks hooker Michael Ennis who was not charged and the Wighton tackle."We look for three key indicators when determining whether a shoulder charge has been made," Mr Buettner said.
"They are:
1. The upper arm of the defender must be tucked in to his side at contact.
2. The defender is making no attempt to wrap in the tackle with both arms
3. There is forceful contact by the defender to any part of the body of the attacking player.
"If all three of these indicators are clearly identified in an incident then a player will be charged with a shoulder charge.
"In the case of Michael Ennis, it’s very clear that the left arm of Ennis is away from his body and not tucked into his side.
"So no charge was laid.
"In the Wighton incident the MRC was satisfied that all three indicators were present and so a charge has been laid."
An NRL spokesman said Wighton could appeal the charge or the grading at the Judiciary if he chose to do so.
This is direct from NRL.com
 

Caniffe

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So if "one of the three indicators" needs to be met then Ennis is guilty of #3 and should have been charged.
 

Tom

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And I thought Ricky was gonna go all year without being fined haha.
 

bb_gun

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Both are shoulder charges IMO and both players should be having stints on the sideline.
 

Sproj

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Goodness me, those two tackles are the very DEFINITION of a shoulder charge.
 

Sproj

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Ennis's was even worse because it was late too. Late and a shoulder charge, he's all good. Blair defends himself in the wet, yet you're gone son.

The NRL are not even trying to hard their lack of consistency anymore.
 

Foordy

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Goodness me, those two tackles are the very DEFINITION of a shoulder charge.
Don't be silly, your eyes must be playing tricks on you

Ennis did not shoulder charge. The MRC told us so, and they never make mistakes

 

Sproj

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How on Earth do the Match Review Catastrophe justify it?
 

BroncsNBundy

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My opinion. Wighton looks more to be bracing for impact (have only seen vision posted above). Ennis's looks to be an aggressive late shoulder( which was my opinion watching the game) Methinks they have it back to front.
 

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