Zebre hooker banned for 9 weeks for biting

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Zebre hooker banned for 9 weeks for biting

Post by Rugby Fan on Thu 27 Oct 2016, 9:10 am

Seems very light.

http://www.the42.ie/zebre-oliviero-fabiani-ban-3047766-Oct2016/

Television footage clearly showed Fabiani biting Roux in the 29th minute of Saturday’s game and was sent off by referee Mathieu Raynal. The forward pleaded guilty to the offence and the committee found that the offence was mid-range of World Rugby’s sanctions and selected an 18-week ban as the appropriate entry point. However, it was then cut to a nine-week suspension due to Fabiani’s ‘timely guilty plea, expression of remorse and clean disciplinary record.'


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Re: Zebre hooker banned for 9 weeks for biting

Post by yappysnap on Thu 27 Oct 2016, 9:32 am

What a crock of Poopie.

Ashton must be fuming, seems if the player is French or now Italian then they can get away with anything

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Post by Gooseberry on Thu 27 Oct 2016, 9:43 am

He got a more severe sanction than Ashton or Hartley, just cut because it was a first offence and guilty plea, unlike those two who have multiple bans for foul play.

Mid range and 18 weeks is hardly light, Id argue that all the biting sanctions in general are a bit on the harsh side relative to other offenses (like hair pulling and being punched in the face repeatedly). Rather than focusing on this as "getting away with it" (Ashton got 10 weeks for "eye contact") I'd focus on Ashton being harshly treated for his minor biting offence

Ashton probably is fuming though, hes just an angry man about everything it seems. "like a man with a fork in a world of soup"

If this chap gets done again for foul play, and tries to blame everyone else for it like Ashton does, he'll cop the full amount same as everyone else.

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