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Lavanini won’t face Sharks


Written by Rob Otto (robdylan)

Posted in :Original Content, Super Rugby on 29 Feb 2016 at 10:35
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Big Argentine lock Tomas Lavanini will not play for los Jaguares against the Sharks in Durban this weekend, after he copped a one-week suspension for dangerous play against the Cheetahs on Friday night.

The 130kg second rower pleaded guilty to transgressing Law 10.4 (g) (Dangerous charging), when he slid into Cheetahs centre William Small-Smith, hitting him in the back with his knee just after Small-Smith had scored a try. My feeling at the time was that Lavanini had probably committed himself to the tackle in advance, but the citing commissioner found that he made no attempt to use arms, thus making the tackle attempt illegal.

The player’s guilty plea and a lack of aggravating factors saw the low-end entry point suspension of two weeks reduced by half, meaning Lavanini is free to play after this weekend’s game at Kings Park.



16 Comments

  • no need to play either du preez twin at lock,then.

  • Comment 1, posted at 29.02.16 10:42:34 by 50shadesofshark Reply
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  • Honestly I thought that deserved more than a week. Law makers are so pedantic about tip tackles du to the risk of spin and back injuries. Let me tell you a 130kg man diving with his knee straight into your back can cause I hell of a lot more than a bruise.

    But anyway, he is not playing against us, and we’re the only team I care about so there is that :mrgreen:

  • Comment 2, posted at 29.02.16 10:44:38 by Seth101 Reply
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  • @50shadesofshark (Comment 1) : Exactly what I thought :lol:

  • Comment 3, posted at 29.02.16 10:45:11 by Seth101 Reply
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  • @50shadesofshark (Comment 1) : Well played :grin:

  • Comment 4, posted at 29.02.16 10:55:45 by vanmartin Reply
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  • @Seth101 (Comment 2) : yes,agree with you.that is one of the cheapest shots in a match.heard he “monstered” lood.did not see the cheetahs game,but saw the highlights and lavanini incident.etzebeth “monstered” lavanini in the bronze medal game last year when there was a bit of argey-bargey-bokkie-and-bokkie-bargey-argey-back.

  • Comment 5, posted at 29.02.16 11:02:08 by 50shadesofshark Reply

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  • @Seth101 (Comment 2) : “he is not playing against us, and we’re the only team I care about ”

    Yes. Kind of the reason I wrote an article (and also such a short one) ;)

  • Comment 6, posted at 29.02.16 11:05:52 by robdylan Reply
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  • Argies seemed keen on a punch up in Bloem…wonder if they will repeat that in Durbs?

  • Comment 7, posted at 29.02.16 11:10:17 by SheldonK Reply

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  • @SheldonK (Comment 7) : Think they will probably go out with the intention just to do that, so that they can get under the players skins and cause a lot of irritation, that will put us of our game plan, that is the way the argies play also

  • Comment 8, posted at 29.02.16 11:23:49 by Henkb Reply
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  • @Henkb (Comment 8) : I have a feeling you are right. They will try disrupt and antagonise until the game becomes a loose free flowing affair as thats what they prefer. The last time an Argie side was in Durbs they caused havoc…hoping the Sharks can exact some revenge

  • Comment 9, posted at 29.02.16 11:30:45 by SheldonK Reply

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  • @SheldonK (Comment 9) : It’s all about discipline and composure in this next game. Big test of Beast’s leadership too.

  • Comment 10, posted at 29.02.16 11:38:46 by vanmartin Reply
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  • Don’t the All Blacks tend to get under the oppositions skin during close games; holding runners back, playing the the gray area of the law up front? With Graham Henry in Arg is this something he has promoted to level the playing field where necessary. A good team always finds a way to win and sometimes winning isn’t pretty. What are the thoughts?

  • Comment 11, posted at 29.02.16 13:21:50 by Hulk Reply

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  • @Hulk (Comment 11) : good point you raise.

  • Comment 12, posted at 29.02.16 13:39:44 by 50shadesofshark Reply

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  • @Hulk (Comment 11) : but argentinian rugby is not the cleanest to be fair to henry.

  • Comment 13, posted at 29.02.16 13:40:59 by 50shadesofshark Reply

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  • @Hulk (Comment 11) : I fear those gray areas inevitably lead to unsportsmanlike conduct and eventually we’re also stuck with prima donnas taking dives to milk penalties. A good team should not resort to those tactics for the sake of the greater good of the game.

  • Comment 14, posted at 29.02.16 13:43:13 by vanmartin Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 6) : some good news but it will still be a huge game!!!

  • Comment 15, posted at 29.02.16 14:43:59 by JD Reply
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  • @Hulk (Comment 11) : @50shadesofshark (Comment 13) : @vanmartin (Comment 14) : really hope the Sharks will concentrate on the game and will not allow the Argues to pull them down into abpushing contest.

  • Comment 16, posted at 29.02.16 17:55:57 by JD Reply
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