Richard Ferguson

Mealamu doing a Bakkies


Written by Richard Ferguson (Richard Ferguson)

Posted in :All Blacks, In the news on 8 Nov 2010 at 09:05
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New Zealand suffered a double blow on Sunday, with hooker Kevin Mealamu cited for head-butting and prop Ben Franks ruled out of the remained of their tour to the United Kingdom and Ireland.

Mealamu was cited for head-butting an opponent in the All Blacks’ 26-16 win over England at Twickenham at the weekend. The IRB appointed citing commissioner for the match, John West of Ireland, cited the New Zealand hooker, Mealamu, for an act contrary to Law 10.4(a), striking with the head. The IRB appointed judicial officer Lorne Crerar will hear the case at a date and venue to be confirmed.

The offence, which can be clearly seen on television, happened when Mealamu struck England captain Lewis Moody in the 50th minute of the game.

Meanwhile prop Ben Franks will return home after suffering a back injury during a stretching session at the team hotel in London on Friday. He will be replaced by Wellington’s Neemia Tialata. All Blacks Doctor Deb Robinson said 26-year-old Franks had a scan in London on Sunday, which had confirmed he had a small disc bulge in his lower back.

The 28-year-old Tialata has played 43 Tests for the All Blacks since his debut in 2005 and last played for the All Blacks in the Tests against Ireland and Wales in New Zealand in June this year.

New Zealand play Scotland next, as they look to record another ‘grand slam’ of victories over the four Home Unions – with games against Ireland and Wales to follow.



30 Comments

  • Dirty bastard. :twisted:

  • Comment 1, posted at 08.11.10 09:11:20 by McLovin Reply
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  • This sentence is going to be interesting.

    He will be found guilty IMO. It’s just a case of how long he will be suspended for.

    He does have a better record than Bakkies Botha so it should be less than Bakkies got.

  • Comment 2, posted at 08.11.10 09:11:22 by KSA Shark © Reply
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  • I reckon 3 weeks would be fair.. rumours that something deragatory was said to set him off..

  • Comment 3, posted at 08.11.10 09:18:57 by CoffeeShopBok;-) Reply
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  • Injured his back stretching?

  • Comment 4, posted at 08.11.10 09:21:37 by Clayton(PJLD) Reply
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  • @CoffeeShopBok;-) (Comment 3) : I’m thinking 5 weeks.

    4 is the minimum for headbutting.

  • Comment 5, posted at 08.11.10 09:25:13 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 5) : 1 week because he is an All Black

  • Comment 6, posted at 08.11.10 09:29:46 by Clayton(PJLD) Reply
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  • I’m thinking dismissed !

    I saw Kanio went after him later on as well…. a bit to it obviously ! :???:

  • Comment 7, posted at 08.11.10 09:42:58 by Hertford Highlander Reply
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  • @Clayton(PJLD) (Comment 6) :

    4 it is then ..but it wasn’t a head- butt though ..just a mistimed shoulder charge :mrgreen:

  • Comment 8, posted at 08.11.10 09:48:59 by CoffeeShopBok;-) Reply

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  • @Clayton(PJLD) (Comment 6) : :) Hehehehehe

    Let me get that onto FB. :grin:

  • Comment 9, posted at 08.11.10 09:51:59 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @CoffeeShopBok;-) (Comment 8) :

    Even the english kiwi’s were throwing around forearms ! :shock:

  • Comment 10, posted at 08.11.10 09:53:29 by Hertford Highlander Reply
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  • @Hertford Highlander (Comment 10) : Was it Hape who forearmed McCaw? I am surprised that wasn’t cited. It was pretty blatant.

  • Comment 11, posted at 08.11.10 10:46:15 by lostfish Reply
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  • @lostfish (Comment 11) :

    Dylan Hartley….I don’t know what’s wrong with that guy.

    He has a few issues.

    Plenty of cheap shots every single match, and with guys unable to punch he just seems to get away with it however …..great push by Brad Thorn when he stood up. Went flying. :lol:

  • Comment 12, posted at 08.11.10 11:06:30 by Hertford Highlander Reply
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  • @Hertford Highlander (Comment 12) : I am really surprised he wasn’t cited. Such a cheap shot and could have done some damage to McCaw’s face and eye area.

    Even more classic was the referee’s chirp McCaw: ‘Did you see he hit me?’ Ref: ‘Yes, but you come in from wrong side’ Priceless

  • Comment 13, posted at 08.11.10 12:47:39 by lostfish Reply
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  • @lostfish (Comment 13) : But if the ref saw the hit – shouldn’t Hartley have received a yellow?

  • Comment 14, posted at 08.11.10 12:57:09 by lostfish Reply
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  • Here’s a video of the incident

  • Comment 15, posted at 08.11.10 16:32:16 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • New Zealand head coach Graham Henry said tonight: “He’s been cited for striking the head. It surprises me. He’s probably the cleanest player in the world isn’t he? It was purely accidental as far as I know.”

    :razz: :razz: :razz: :razz:

    Yeah and my aunty has a beard so she’s my uncle.

  • Comment 16, posted at 08.11.10 16:41:08 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 15) : Vieslik. We don’t need thuggery like that in rugby. :twisted:

  • Comment 17, posted at 08.11.10 16:43:28 by McLovin Reply

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  • Its good 4 guys that play dirty to get sited, i just hope that old Bakkies is as tame as a mouse after he was cited for the whole of the S14 :roll:

    ;-)

  • Comment 18, posted at 08.11.10 21:36:35 by chaz Reply

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  • I agree, these kiwis are the biggest thugs :razz:

  • Comment 19, posted at 09.11.10 06:49:22 by Ozbok Reply

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  • Im an under 19 player but im older than that:) Back to the good old days!! :shock:

  • Comment 20, posted at 09.11.10 06:50:25 by Ozbok Reply

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  • Banned for four weeks.

    And rightly so.

  • Comment 21, posted at 10.11.10 00:25:52 by McLovin Reply

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  • @Ozbok (Comment 19) :

    :roll: Ridiculous Shout !

  • Comment 22, posted at 10.11.10 00:46:07 by Hertford Highlander Reply
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  • @McLovin (Comment 21) :

    AB Management to appeal currently misses first S15 match v Saders !

    Will be looking to play in that !

    ….you seem to be very quiet on Hartley !

  • Comment 23, posted at 10.11.10 00:47:40 by Hertford Highlander Reply
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  • @Hertford Highlander (Comment 23) : No-one asked me about Hartley. :mrgreen:

    But just for the record I’ll state that I think Hartley should have been cited. How he wasn’t is beyond me. The dirty kiwi. :twisted:

  • Comment 24, posted at 10.11.10 01:40:37 by McLovin Reply

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  • Also in tonight’s Leicester v Aus game two players threw punches. Clear as day on the tv replays.

    I’m willing to bet there’ll be no citings.

  • Comment 25, posted at 10.11.10 01:43:59 by McLovin Reply

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  • @McLovin (Comment 24) :

    I must admit that i’m not a huge fan of Hartley.

    When you compare his on feild manner to that of Mealamu you couldn’t get two different chaps.

    I don’t know how Hartley gets away with his antics week in week out. He needs sorted out …big time.

    I love how Johnson loves him, heard rumours last year that he wanted to make him captain.

    I see he has promoted him to the starting line up this week !

  • Comment 26, posted at 10.11.10 02:35:56 by Hertford Highlander Reply
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  • @Hertford Highlander (Comment 26) : He is a bit of a loose cannon. Bit of a tit if you ask me. Saw an interview with him and he reckons he brings aggression to the game and won’t change. :roll:

  • Comment 27, posted at 10.11.10 12:32:43 by McLovin Reply

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  • @McLovin (Comment 27) : hartley should have been cited aswell… who was the citing commisioner? :shock: a pom?

  • Comment 28, posted at 10.11.10 14:17:35 by VanWilder Reply

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  • @VanWilder (Comment 28) : John West. But not the tuna one.

  • Comment 29, posted at 10.11.10 14:39:36 by McLovin Reply

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  • @McLovin (Comment 29) : :lol:

  • Comment 30, posted at 10.11.10 14:41:55 by VanWilder Reply

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