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

TERMON LADIES IN STUNNING COMEBACK TO DRAW ULSTER SENIOR FINAL

first_imgTHEY went into the game against Donaghmoyne as underdogs – but Termon Ladies pulled off a stunning comeback to draw their Ulster Senior Championship final with the Monaghan champions this afternoon.The Clones decider – essentially a ‘home’ match for Donaghmoyne – was a real cracker.And to be honest Termon looked out of it at half-time, having scored just once. But that score was a goal, so the Donegal side trailed by six – losing 0-09 to 1-00.And so it would prove to be a vital score.Donaghmoyne contined to rack up the points in the second half and extended their lead to nine points.But Termon came steam-rolling back into it with Geraldine McLaughlin again superb and closed the gap to just a point with a few minutes left before levelling before the final whistle to force a replay on a score of Termon 4-05, Donaghmoyne 1-14. (17 points each).  TERMON LADIES IN STUNNING COMEBACK TO DRAW ULSTER SENIOR FINAL was last modified: October 20th, 2013 by John2Share 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:DonaghmoyneTermonUlster Finallast_img read more

MAN ARRESTED AFTER CROSS-BORDER CAR CHASE

first_imgGARDAÍ have arrested one man and investigations are continuing after a high speed car chase involving police on both sides of the Border.A cross-Border alert between Gardaí and the PSNI was triggered last night when a car failed to stop for police in Derry.The vehicle drove at speed into Donegal and was picked up by Gardaí in St Johnston. The car was found abandoned near Raphoe. A man was later arrested running across nearby fields.The incident is the latest involving cross-Border cooperation between the two forces.We understand this has been stepped up in recent weeks in response to criminal gangs operating in the North and targeting people in Donegal.Last week two men and a women suspected of thefts in Dungloe and Glenties were detained in Derry following a text alert. Gardaí and PSNI officers continue to also meet each other on joint Border checkpoints.Below is a picture of one such meeting last week.MAN ARRESTED AFTER CROSS-BORDER CAR CHASE was last modified: November 11th, 2014 by John2Share 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:chasecross-BorderGardaPSNIlast_img read more