Tuesday, 15 June 2010


England's tour down under is proving to be a huge success...for England's legal team.

So far England have had two players cited and have had both cases dismissed. Lock Dave Attwood, cited for two stamping offences after last week's encounter with the Aussie Barbarians, had his charges thrown out on technical grounds (England pointing out that the Aussie citing commissioner was hardly neutral), while winger Mark Cueto was found not guilty having been cited for a dangerous tackle on Berrick Barnes during Saturday's Test.

So, brilliant work by the English legal beagles puts us 2-0 up against the Aussie citing system and they now have another chance to continue their magnificent run of form after Matt Banahan was charged with the offence of a "lifting tackle" (again on Barnes) in today's game against the Barbarians in Gosford.

What's equally impressive is England's ability to pick up a citing in every game. If only their rugby was that consistent.


Total Flanker said...

Ooops, spoke to soon. Banahan's copped a 2 week ban, so that's one back for the Aussies.

Tour results so far:
England 3½ (one win on the pitch, one draw and 2 citing victories)
Australia 2½ (one win, one draw, one citing victory)

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