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Match 2019 Round 5 Cowboys (H) v Storm - Teams & Discussion

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McGuire fined $1500 for being a grub. Is free to play next week.
 

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Origin camp would've been pretty awkward if Munster made a formal complaint.
 

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Kurt Baptiste charged with Grade 1 dangerous contact. No priors so wont miss any time if he takes the early plea.
What a relief to hear that. Serious chance of seeing Granville dropped now.
 

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Also looks like Annesley is unhappy with how the refs handled things last night:

https://www.couriermail.com.au/sport/nrl/teams/cowboys/nrl-to-investigate-ref-bungle-after-nene-macdonald-broke-his-leg/news-story/2e6c419c1e08377d500c13b7f75abdd9

“The laws of the game allow for play to continue while players are out of play and treated for minor injuries, but it has always been the case that when referees become aware of a possible serious injury, the game should stop,” NRL football-operations chief Graham Annesley said.

“Last night there was ample opportunity for that to happen, but it didn’t.

“We will review the video and audio of the incident and consider all the relevant circumstances to hopefully prevent it from happening again.”
 

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McGuire fined $1500 for being a grub. Is free to play next week.
So by charging him they’re admitting he purposely gouged someone’s eye? And that’s only worth $1.5k? Very lucky. We don’t need that shit at our club.
 

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So by charging him they’re admitting he purposely gouged someone’s eye? And that’s only worth $1.5k? Very lucky. We don’t need that shit at our club.
I don't really understand how they have come out with this decision. Either it's a gouge and it's a more serious charge (high grade contrary conduct or dangerous conduct) or it's not a gouge and he gets no punishment.
 

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I don't really understand how they have come out with this decision. Either it's a gouge and it's a more serious charge (high grade contrary conduct or dangerous conduct) or it's not a gouge and he gets no punishment.
The lack of complaint by Munster probably saved McGuire in the end.
 

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Baptiste to start with Dunn off the bench would be ideal next week although I think Granville will still find his way into the side
 

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I still wouldn't mind seeing how Granville works off the bench.
 

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Maybe Dunn could become our Corey Oates!!
 

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Hopefully Taulagi has a ripper of a game in Q Cup, might be still a bit early though
 

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Kahu has played plenty of wing, i think unless Feldty is back id say we are looking at Bowen to wing, or Kahu to wing and either O'Neill or Opacic at center unless GGM or Taulagi have huge games in ISC.
 

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McGuire got fined $3350, not $1500, deserved more imo.

The citing of Nene is the one that infuriates me, it's almost like payback for the Cowboys complaints.
 

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Opacic is suspended for having a scrap isn't he?
 

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So the ref was full of shit, and giving Melbourne a favorable run.

One thing that really pisses me off after last night was us getting done for blocking. This Storm were deadset shoulder charging our kick chasers and we got squat called.
 
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