Kiwi’s on the wrong side of the law – Updated

Written by Rob Otto (robdylan)

Posted in :Original Content on 13 May 2008 at 11:45
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Seems it’s the Kiwi’s turn to be in hot water, both with the Super 14 judiciary and, in one case, with those whose powers are a little more far reaching.

We already know that Chiefs prop Ben May has been suspended for three weeks, following the cowardly stamping incident that saw him red-carded against the Lions. Hot on the heels of this development, though, comes the news that Hurricanes prop Neemia Tialata faces a disciplinary hearing tomorrow, after a dangerous tackle in the game against the Force. The Canes are already up against it, facing the high flying Blues in a must-win semi-final-deciding clash at the weekend. Losing their star tighthead on the eve of the game would be a massive blow indeed.

Higlanders scrumhalf Jimmy Cowan managed to escape from his side’s drubbing at the hands of the Blues without any censure from the match officials. He was, however, not so lucky when it came to the police. Cowan was arrested on Saturday night and will be charged with “disorderly behaviour” after an incident that occurred during the post-match revelry. One wonders what the New Zealand equivalent of a quokka is and whether any were harmed in this case.

Cowan is the second Highlanders player to face trouble with the law this year. Winger Lucky Mulipola’s name proved ironically inappropriate as he was convicted for a string of offences including assault and driving while disqualified.

More news as and when it happens.

Update: Tialata has been banned for a week and will miss the Blues game!


  • Francois is lying Louw… 😎

  • Comment 1, posted at 12.05.08 16:20:56 by bryce_in_oz Reply
  • What is it with these antipodeans and booze? 🙄

  • Comment 2, posted at 12.05.08 16:31:53 by racheltjiedebeer Reply
  • The England squad to take on the All Blacks:

    Backs: Mike Brown (Harlequins), Paul Sackey (Wasps), David Strettle (Harlequins), Topsy Ojo (London Irish), Mathew Tait (Newcastle), Mike Tindall (Gloucester), Jamie Noon (Newcastle), Toby Flood (Newcastle), Olly Barkley (Bath), Danny Cipriani (Wasps), Charlie Hodgson (Sale Sharks), Richard Wigglesworth (Sale Sharks), Peter Richards (London Irish), Danny Care (Harlequins).

    Forwards: Andrew Sheridan (Sale Sharks), Tim Payne (Wasps), Matt Stevens (Bath), Jason Hobson (Bristol), Lee Mears (Bath), Dylan Hartley (Northampton), David Paice (London Irish), Steve Borthwick (Bath) (c), Ben Kay (Leicester), Nick Kennedy (London Irish), Tom Palmer (Wasps), Tom Croft (Leicester), James Haskell (Wasps), Joe Worsley (Wasps), Michael Lipman (Bath), Tom Rees (Wasps), Nick Easter (Harlequins), Luke Narraway (Gloucester).

  • Comment 3, posted at 13.05.08 14:20:42 by Dive Pass Reply
    Dive Pass
  • Steve Borthwick captain for tour… Interesting, as Butch James recently stated that Borthwick was the best captain he has EVER played under – bold statement, seeing as though he’s played our much revered Smitty.

  • Comment 4, posted at 13.05.08 14:23:02 by Le Requinny Reply
  • I have really enjoyed watching Bath play in the couple of games I have seen them play, I would definitely have Borthwick, Lipman, Stevens and Barkley in my England starting 15.

  • Comment 5, posted at 13.05.08 14:26:33 by Dive Pass Reply

    Dive Pass
  • Found this on Rugby 365, the disciplinery results for the teams this season:

    Sanctionary Cards per team

    Blues: Y, Y
    Brumbies: Y, Y, Y, Y
    Bulls: Y, C, 2Y, 2C, R, C, Y, Y, Y, Y, Y, 2Y
    Cheetahs: Y, Y, Y, Y, Y, Y
    Chiefs: Y, 2Y, Y, R
    Crusaders: Y, Y
    Highlanders: Y, C, Y, Y, Y, Y, 2Y, Y
    Hurricanes: Y, Y, C, Y, Y, 2Y, C
    Lions: Y, Y, Y, Y
    Reds: Y, Y, C, Y, Y, Y, C, 2Y
    Sharks: Y, R, 2Y, Y
    Stormers: Y, Y, C, Y, Y
    Waratahs: Y, Y
    Western Force: Y, Y, Y

    Y = Yellow card
    R = Red card
    C = citing with suspension

    And the Bulls say they’re not a dirty team!

  • Comment 6, posted at 13.05.08 14:26:40 by CapeShark Reply
    The Great Couch Shark
  • Jinne the Bulls are a dirty team….

    @CapeShark (Comment 6) :

  • Comment 7, posted at 13.05.08 14:45:33 by Hmmm Reply

  • So the Blues should be backing themselves….

  • Comment 8, posted at 13.05.08 14:47:29 by Hmmm Reply

  • @CapeShark (Comment 6) : Some of these refs gave yellows for stupid infringements (not that I don’t think the Bulls are a dirty team) 😈

  • Comment 9, posted at 13.05.08 15:05:05 by Reds Reply

  • @bryce_in_oz (Comment 1) :

    Bwhahahahaha Excellent

    See what i miss when I don’t take my PC home in the evening. 👿

  • Comment 10, posted at 13.05.08 15:10:54 by KSA Shark © Reply

    KSA Shark ©

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