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Terrible Taione does it again


Written by Rob Otto (robdylan)

Posted in :Original Content, Sharks, Super 14 on 5 Apr 2008 at 11:48
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Togan import Epi Taione almost cost the Sharks dearly in their match against the Hurricanes, when he was red carded on the hour for a cynical (and frankly stupid) headbutt. Expect the big man to cop a lengthy ban for the second time in his career.

Taione’s is a career that has been fraught with controversy. Leaving the Newcastle Falcons to join the Sale Sharks in a high profile move back in 2006, Taione left the midlands side soon afterwards, having been banned for six weeks for a shameful biting incident. Taione opted to end his own contract with the Sharks, thus avoiding the ignominy of having it ripped up in front of him.

This latest incident is sure to see him banned for at least a month, taking him out of contention for the rest of the Sharks tour and possibly the entire campaign. Don’t be too surprised to see Tainoe back in Japan before the week is out, with the promising Jean Deysel sent an SOS to join the tour.

Taione will appear before judicial officer Nick Davidson QC on Monday.



34 Comments

  • he cost us the game.

  • Comment 1, posted at 05.04.08 11:51:32 by blackshark Reply
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  • Maybe he should opt not to play for sides with marine life in their name?

  • Comment 2, posted at 05.04.08 11:59:52 by VinChainSaw Reply
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  • He looked good with the ball when he came on and he just ruined it in that moment of stupidity.

  • Comment 3, posted at 05.04.08 12:06:33 by blackshark Reply

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  • that’s what I was thinking, Vin ;)

  • Comment 4, posted at 05.04.08 12:09:53 by robdylan Reply
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  • it’s academic now anyway. He will be sent home… no way he will get anything less than a month. How long did Collins get for his headbutt? Why do I think it was 8 weeks?

  • Comment 5, posted at 05.04.08 12:14:35 by robdylan Reply
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  • He was carded – apparently if you are punished on-field that is taken into account in any further censure.

    He did stuff up, but lets not crucify the guy – I dont think it was premeditated.

    NB: I’m not condoning what he did, but lets not rip up his contract just yet. :shock:

  • Comment 6, posted at 05.04.08 14:52:35 by Big Fish Reply
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  • I don’t think it’ll matter that he was carded in this case. I’d like to see it again, but I also don’t agree that it wasn’t premeditated… I mean, how the hell do you do THAT by accident?

  • Comment 7, posted at 05.04.08 15:08:02 by robdylan Reply
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  • No – I agree it was intentional, I just mean that he did it in the heat of the moment, not by design.

  • Comment 8, posted at 05.04.08 15:24:23 by Big Fish Reply
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  • almost cost the sharks dearly????????????????

    Nothing almost about it. :evil:

    The Flopper cost us the game end of story.

    he’s only just arrived and now he is gonna have at least a months holiday.

    At least Jean Deysel will grab the chance with both hands.

  • Comment 9, posted at 05.04.08 15:27:42 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • KSA… when I say “almost”, I mean we almost lost the game.

  • Comment 10, posted at 05.04.08 15:28:45 by robdylan Reply
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  • Hehe

    I understand that BUT he cost us a WIN and there is nothing almost about THAT. Had he been there in the last 11minutes we would not have drawn this game.

    He stuffed up big time today, but is still an awesome player and would have made a difference in the end

  • Comment 11, posted at 05.04.08 15:34:46 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • I didn’t know about the biting incident. How long did he get banned for?

  • Comment 12, posted at 05.04.08 16:08:41 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • only 6 weeks…

  • Comment 13, posted at 05.04.08 16:53:42 by robdylan Reply
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  • This was truly idiotic to say the least. He should be docked a month or two’s pay.

  • Comment 14, posted at 05.04.08 17:24:21 by racheltjiedebeer Reply

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  • Bulls will now probably put an offer in for him… :mrgreen:

  • Comment 15, posted at 05.04.08 17:24:39 by racheltjiedebeer Reply

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  • that moment of madness by the tongan has put him and the sharks into a very uncomfortable position, not only cost them the match with 14 players for the last 20min, but he’s cost them alot of money and likely to be banned for the rest of the tournament.
    really stupid since he looked to add alot.

  • Comment 16, posted at 05.04.08 18:38:29 by cab Reply

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  • that’s kind of why I’m so pissed off, cab.

  • Comment 17, posted at 05.04.08 18:58:42 by robdylan Reply
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  • ja rob, i actually thought the sharks were unlucky to lose that, kockett and stey’s conversions, notwithstanding the mayem at the end.
    at the end though the stats showed the canes shaded it, but think mostly cos of sending off. sharks are a very well drilled outfit.

  • Comment 18, posted at 05.04.08 19:11:44 by cab Reply

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  • sorry draw, felt like a loss

  • Comment 19, posted at 05.04.08 19:12:02 by cab Reply

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  • felt like a loss. :smile:

    I feel the same way. Now i know what the other guys feel like when their teams lose matches as opposed to the opposition winning the game.

    Taione LOST that match for us.

    As I said above. Had he been there we would have won the match 13-6

  • Comment 20, posted at 06.04.08 03:31:06 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • true that EPI made a silly mistake, did anybody see the punch aimed at BJ from the canes no 17, it was a right jab, that would make Corrie Sanders eyes water, no replay was given by the bias nz broadcasters but Epi made 8 replays

  • Comment 21, posted at 07.04.08 07:28:14 by barend Reply

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  • Morning All – I did not get to see the game as it was time for our CUNTry to loadSHAFT us…. :mad: :mad: I magine my dissapointment when I woke up Saturday morning to find that I have no power for a cup of coffee – let alone watch a game of my beloved Sharks!! :mad: :mad:

    Thanks NESS for sms’ing me updates throughout the game!! You’re a STAR!

    On the matter of Ipi Tombi – I am highly pissed off with him. The Sharks have had a impeccable (?) disciplinary record up untill now – then one (not even countryman) who gets paid plenty comes and puts OUR team in disrepute (is that the right word)?? THAT is not ON!! Talent or no talent – he can go home… :evil: :evil:

  • Comment 22, posted at 07.04.08 07:45:35 by Ice Reply
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  • Seems like this Epi is a tai one :razz:

  • Comment 23, posted at 07.04.08 08:23:51 by Cru-El Reply

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  • :mrgreen: :mrgreen: Cru-El…he better hope I dont get hold of him – he will get a TAI- klap! :evil:

  • Comment 24, posted at 07.04.08 08:25:22 by Ice Reply
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  • Epi is continuing his trade at the Sharks. Soon he’ll be Qualified Taione! :mrgreen:

  • Comment 25, posted at 07.04.08 08:35:04 by Cru-El Reply

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  • oh but that was awful! ;)

  • Comment 26, posted at 07.04.08 08:35:41 by robdylan Reply
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  • “Whut kind of derty tork be dat above from Ice” said in my best Irish accent!!!!!!

  • Comment 27, posted at 07.04.08 08:42:29 by bryce_in_oz Reply

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  • Brycy, Bru….dirty talk?? ME???? Innocent little ME???? :wink:

  • Comment 28, posted at 07.04.08 08:47:40 by Ice Reply
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  • Must be a Durban chick ek se…

  • Comment 29, posted at 07.04.08 08:48:41 by bryce_in_oz Reply

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  • :lol:

  • Comment 30, posted at 07.04.08 08:48:56 by bryce_in_oz Reply

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  • :mrgreen: :mrgreen: Unfortunately i am no longer living in Natal…suppose i learnt sum bad manners up in Jozi… :oops: :oops:

  • Comment 31, posted at 07.04.08 08:52:31 by Ice Reply
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  • Vok but he was brainless. Ja he cost you this easy game and only Aus version of Willie Doos save you lot in this game. Look like all the bad luck the Stormers and Cheetahs had , going to the Sharks, you should be thankfull.

    The worrying aspect is, how long will it last?

  • Comment 32, posted at 07.04.08 09:03:35 by PaarlBok Reply

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  • it just needs to last one more week, PB ;)

  • Comment 33, posted at 07.04.08 09:10:08 by robdylan Reply
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  • You certainly dont need luck against the Clan. :cool: Muit just have to kick some players arse.

  • Comment 34, posted at 07.04.08 09:22:35 by PaarlBok Reply

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