Genia gets his come-uppance

Written by Rob Otto (robdylan)

Posted in :In the news, Super 14 on 17 Mar 2009 at 17:19
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Reds scrumhalf Will Genia was given a four-week suspension Tuesday for a dangerous tackle on Sharks flank Keegan Daniel in a Super 14 rugby match last weekend.

The suspension means Genia will miss three matches, with the Reds having a bye this weekend.

Genia was cited over an incident in the second half involving a lifting tackle on Daniel. Following a 90-minute hearing Tuesday, SANZAR judicial officer Paul Tully said clear video footage of the incident showed Genia was guilty of the offense.

“The penalty is consistent with the strong stance the judiciary takes on lifting tackles,” Tully said.

Genia scored one try and helped create another in the Reds’ upset 25-13 win over the South Africa-based Sharks.

Reds coach Phil Mooney said he was upset with the suspension and the team was considering appealing.

“We’re extremely disappointed and we’ll consider our options,” Mooney said.


  • Mooney must be dreaming. 🙄

  • Comment 1, posted at 17.03.09 18:42:43 by McLovin Reply
  • This seems a bit harsh, if you look at the other suspensions this season.

    He would only have got a week if he had thrown Daniel to the ground and stamped on his head. 😛

  • Comment 2, posted at 17.03.09 18:50:22 by KSA Shark © Reply
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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 2) : you not agree that he deserved a red?

  • Comment 3, posted at 17.03.09 19:21:40 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 3) :

    I didn’t see the game. 🙁

  • Comment 4, posted at 17.03.09 19:25:49 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • I WILL however be taking the time away from the office this Saturday to ensure i see at least ONE Sharks tour match. 👿

  • Comment 5, posted at 17.03.09 19:28:18 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • too late now, he should have gotten a yellow or red card during the match. Fooking aussie refs

  • Comment 6, posted at 17.03.09 21:27:49 by JarsonX Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 3) :

    No way a red card IMO…

    Reds lucky they have a bye with no 9’s now Lucas in out injured too…

  • Comment 7, posted at 18.03.09 08:08:04 by bryce_in_oz Reply

  • @robdylan (Comment 3) : At least a yellow, leaving Reds with 13 on the pitch and a different result. Reds spoiled Sharks try attempts illegaly and should have had at least 4 yellows in the game.

  • Comment 8, posted at 18.03.09 10:14:02 by Rahul Reply

  • @Rahul (Comment 8) : Agree, but we have to move on… 😉

  • Comment 9, posted at 18.03.09 10:17:31 by Charlie Reply

  • @bryce_in_oz (Comment 7) : I saw that tackle again last night and it was nasty and strictly according to IRB rules should probably have been a red card. He took him off his feet completely and dumped him on his head, could have caused a very nasty injury

  • Comment 10, posted at 18.03.09 10:23:28 by Pokkel Reply
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  • @Charlie (Comment 9) : Moving on… SA (teams) always get the short end of the stick, I’m glad he got 4 weeks.

  • Comment 11, posted at 18.03.09 10:42:02 by Rahul Reply

  • @Pokkel (Comment 10) : yesh – I could have pulled my hair out that the bloody linesman didn’t get a number. It happened right in front of him.

    It would have been a huge turning point for the Sharks had Genia been red carded 30 mins into the game…

  • Comment 12, posted at 18.03.09 10:57:06 by robdylan Reply
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  • @Rahul (Comment 11) : No for sure, Me 2 😈

  • Comment 13, posted at 18.03.09 11:05:51 by Charlie Reply

  • just a stupid Q, why did the ref not ask the TMO or ant other cardboard assistant for the number, im sure he could of asked a Reds fan and they would give him the number.

  • Comment 14, posted at 19.03.09 20:03:16 by barend Reply


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