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I don't understand how Hamilton got the same ban as Paice. Seems a lazy judgement to me.... Paice clearly started it, on both occasions. Hamilton should've known better, but still.
Posted 21:45 10th May 2012
Have to agree Paice was the instigator of round 2.
Didn't the committee look at the video?
Posted 19:54 10th May 2012
The ban should be longer to act as a detterent to other idiots who wish to make a fool of themselves. Paice should not have gone anywhere near hamilton after the sin binning (this makes him the instigator in my opinion). The no 8 for Irish should have been in the dock for his cheap shots on Hamilton. Very cowardly act by a so called rugby player. Again have a look at the clip and make a judgement for yourselves.
Posted 17:59 10th May 2012
What about the others involved? Whilst most of it was handbags and minor fisticuffs, Treviranus (sp?) threw some hard punches, some to an unsighted opponent.
I agree that 7 weeks seems very harsh, considering they both got red cards. But they certainly deserved bans.
Posted 17:21 10th May 2012
Only have themselves to blame imo Hamiltons loss to Scotland is imense and certinally didnt help his countries cause .D.Paice most probily threw away a tour place to SA aswell .Stupid behaviour by both players and deserved bans
Posted 16:05 10th May 2012
It's ridiculous someone can get punished for defending themsevles. What are you meant to do if someone starts throwing punches at you... politely ask them to stop? Even more ridiculous is that both of these guys are getting a similar punishment to eye gouging.
Posted 16:00 10th May 2012