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    So, a few thoughts on this one.

    Iím generally in the camp that the act rather than the outcome should dictate the penalty. For example, when Hodge tried to break Wingardís neck on the behind post a few years ago, the act demanded a severe penalty. That he was a micro second out in impact shouldnít have diminished the penalty.

    Cameronís act was always going to risk severe consequences, too. If you remember the Steven May hit on Stefan Martin a few years ago, sharp hits to the head meant Martinís form suffered for close to 18 months.

    The fact Harris actually had brain bleeding is in some ways irrelevant. The fact that Cameronís act risked that outcome is what he should be judged on. The fact Cameron could have had a broken jaw from a deliberate action, or whether it was either the contact or the impact on hitting the ground that caused brain bleeding, or whether or not Andrewsí career suffers badly, is not the issue.

    Itís the fact Cameron brought all these risks into play through a deliberate choice. So in my mind, itís as bad an act as he could have committed. Eight weeks minimum.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Swansongster View Post
    Pedant alert: 2008 (early in the season from memory). A little over 10 years ago.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Iím-uninformed2 View Post
    So, a few thoughts on this one.

    Iím generally in the camp that the act rather than the outcome should dictate the penalty. For example, when Hodge tried to break Wingardís neck on the behind post a few years ago, the act demanded a severe penalty. That he was a micro second out in impact shouldnít have diminished the penalty.

    Cameronís act was always going to risk severe consequences, too. If you remember the Steven May hit on Stefan Martin a few years ago, sharp hits to the head meant Martinís form suffered for close to 18 months.

    The fact Harris actually had brain bleeding is in some ways irrelevant. The fact that Cameronís act risked that outcome is what he should be judged on. The fact Cameron could have had a broken jaw from a deliberate action, or whether it was either the contact or the impact on hitting the ground that caused brain bleeding, or whether or not Andrewsí career suffers badly, is not the issue.

    Itís the fact Cameron brought all these risks into play through a deliberate choice. So in my mind, itís as bad an act as he could have committed. Eight weeks minimum.
    Yep, that's exactly where I sit.
    Well explained.
    Still say 6 though.
    Someone should make a poll
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  4. #88
    What did Hodge get for his wingard hit?. Wasn't he let off, or just a fine?

  5. #89
    Three weeks down to two from memory

  6. #90
    Five for Cameron .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hotpotato View Post
    Five for Cameron .
    Sounds about right to me. Was a very dangerous act, but not up there with deliberately clocking someone behind play like Bugg on Mills or Hall on Staker.

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    1 too many. Giants should appeal

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    Got off lightly, should have been at least 6.

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