Rabbitohs captain Sam Burgess facing NRL ban for high tackle in loss to Sharks

first_imgNo sooner was Burgess back from eight weeks out with injury than he rattled Cronulla’s Matt Moylan with what has been deemed a grade-two, careless high tackle during Saturday’s limp 39-28 loss to the Sharks.If the fiery Englishman takes an early guilty plea he’ll miss next Sunday’s clash with the Storm, while he faces a two-game ban if he contests the charge and is found guilty.Three years ago Bennett delivered a withering public spray to Burgess for giving away too many penalties during an England test loss to Australia.And Bennett didn’t try to hide his disappointment after Saturday night’s match.”I’m not happy about that, Sam’s been out for a number of weeks and it’s time for him to come back and lead from the front and stay within the rules of the game,” Bennett said.”He’ll have to get that off his conscience. It’s not what we needed at the time, there was no reason for it.”Burgess’s woeful disciplinary history has led to him missing 10 games since he came into the NRL in 2010.Before going in for shoulder surgery, Burgess was considered by many to be lucky to avoid a ban for his part in an ugly brawl in round 13 against Newcastle.He was accused by Knights skipper Mitchell Pearce of a “dog shot” in the aftermath of the incident.He was charged with contrary conduct and escaped with a $1350 ($NZ1404) fine but he also has the spectre of loading hanging over his head for two suspensions last year for a careless high tackle and dangerous contact.”His aggression is important, I want them all to play with aggression,” Bennett said.”But there are rules and we need to stay within those parameters.”Meanwhile, Penrith playmaker James Maloney is poised to miss next weekend’s big clash with Cronulla after being slapped with a grade one tripping charge.Maloney was placed on report after catching Canterbury’s Jeremy Marshall-King in the fourth minute of the Bulldogs’ shock 16-8 win over the Panthers.With carry-over points added, Maloney would serve a one-game ban even with an early guilty plea and the only way he can face the Sharks would be if he successfully beats the charge.last_img read more

DLDC call for community members ahead of Board Elections

first_imgDonegal Local Development CLG (DLDC) has changed to become a new Membership based organisation which connects more directly with communities on the ground. Would your Community or Voluntary group like to become a member of Donegal Local Development CLG and participate in Board elections? Community and voluntary groups in Co. Donegal (excluding Inishowen) who support the ethos of DLDC are now invited to become registered members of DLDC, and also if they wish, to participate in electing Directors to the DLDC Board in July 2018. Four Community and Voluntary Directors, two from both the North and South of the county, will be elected to the Board by the membership base from those areas. We would encourage individuals to come forward who are willing to represent all the needs and concerns of all the people in all areas of the County (excluding Inishowen). Directors will serve for a three-year term.Membership Registration is open from now until the 5th of June 2018, whereby it will close for six weeks to allow for the 2018 elections. If you would like to find out more information or to register your group please visit www.dldc.org. If you require assistance in registering your group please email members@dldc.org or call Alison on 074 9127056. The Social Inclusion and Community Activation Programme (SICAP) 2018-2022 is funded by the Irish Government through the Department of Rural and Community Development and co-funded by the European Social Fund under the Programme for Employability, Inclusion and Learning (PEIL) 2014-2020. DLDC call for community members ahead of Board Elections was last modified: May 14th, 2018 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:CommunityDLDCDonegal Local Development CLGvoluntarylast_img read more