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sasuke uchiha

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higginbotham regrets incident with McCaw,,,
October 30, 2012, 22:11:41
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Higginbotham regrets incident against McCaw

James Mortimer - (30/10/2012)

Wallabies enforcer Scott Higginbotham has wryly noted that while his two week suspension might have been tagged by some as a minor penalty for an incident against All Blacks captain Richie McCaw, his punishment continued when he was left off the Wallabies squad for their own European tour.
 

The decision by Robbie Deans not to include Higginbotham on the end of year tour effectively ensures he will play no first class rugby until the Super Rugby trials begin in 2013.

Deans said taking the Reds flanker, who would only be eligible to play against Italy and Wales, would have meant another back row forward would miss out.

Considering that David Pocock is returning from injury, and will likely be 'carried' early while he completes his recovery, the Wallabies could not afford to have two option missing to them as they kicked off their tour.

Higginbotham has now linked up with the Rebels, with the Melbourne based franchise already beginning their training for next campaign, and the 26-year-old, a self confessed training addict, said to AAP even missing informal practice sessions hurt.

"I find it hard to keep myself out of training most of the time," he said.

"I had last week off and after everything that's happened it's good to get out and run around and get your mind off other stuff."

He said while he expected a penalty, he didn't think he would suffer from 'Double Jeopardy'.

"I copped the two-week penalty and, in that I also missed the tour, it's hard to swallow but if you do the crime you do the time and I guess I'm paying for it now."

"It feels like a double punishment but they have to cover all their areas and in that they needed a No.8 to come on tour to back up Cliffy (Palu)."

Higginbotham said the big difference so far between the Reds and Rebels was the size of some Melbourne forwards, a big statement coming from a man weighing 110kg and standing 195cm.

"Blokes down here, there are some big boys (as) being with the Reds previously we were a small pack," he said.

"We were a good team and we won the premiership with that pack but there are a lot of solid boys (here) and a lot of stuff to look forward to playing."

Fellow Wallabies Kurtley Beale and Nick Phipps also pulled on their training gear while injured Test backline star James O'Connor completed the session on his troublesome hamstring.


sasuke uchiha

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RE: higginbotham regrets incident with McCaw,,,
October 30, 2012, 22:15:12

serves u right u cheap dirty grub, hope ur enjoying training with the rebels while the wallabies get to go overseas and check out the UK and french sights while they represent their country, lol.

 

ok i have had the last of my rant now with this dirty grub, but im sure karma will come back round to bite him on the ass, just ask greyling and quade cooper.


Beeno1

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RE: higginbotham regrets incident with McCaw,,,
October 31, 2012, 09:26:13

Higgy deserves a medal - I mean how else do you deal with a serial offender like mccheat? That the guy is still walking aaround is a credit to rugby players around the world who have suffered his abuse for so many years!!!

Lets be reasonable here. Higgy deserves some praise for this incident in that it was an act borne out of extreme frustaration and was clearly an attempt to bring mccheat into line. In any case ou mccheat was hardly touched which may be higgys real regret! Hahahahahahahaha

Hahahahhahaha poor old higgy. No credit to nz oak Deans on this one.

No saSUE I am sure wee mcaaw will get  his justs desserts at some time. If you want to rant do it sensibly please saSUE.


clevermike

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RE: higginbotham regrets incident with McCaw,,,
October 31, 2012, 10:05:31

Beeno

McCaw is indeed always in a position where he should in the first instance not be when he gets the rough end of the stick from opposing players.   Inititally the referees did not blow him up for that - but recently more and more penalties are being awarded against him - already a sign that the tide is turning against him.   This would also be made even more pertinent with stricter TV refereeing.   I think that he will get more penalties and even more yellow cards after his sabbatical and is likely to fade away.

However, the above is not justification for any players to take the law into their own hands and whatwas done to players like Higginbottom and Greyling is 100% correct.   

Sasue

Just some pertinent questions - is there something wrong in Australian society in general and in rugby in particular?  You live there and cn really give a reasonable response.   Is the norm of regarding Australia as the center of the universe in sport - and the real problem of performance enhancing drugs not a problem there?   There are many examples of that - probably the foremost being Ian Thorpe, the swimmer. 

There top tennis player (Tomic) is now in trouble with the law.   Cooper, Beale and O'Connor were also involved in rather similar problems.   Is their an ethics problem amongst younger Australians and lack of discipline discernable.  They really are not setting the right civic example at all.   What is your opinion on these issues?       


Jalapeno!

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RE: higginbotham regrets incident with McCaw,,,
October 31, 2012, 10:21:43

Baboon-ou u never did xplain to me how someone can "cheat" in a game of rugby. If a player breaks the rules by going offside or playing the ball off his feet or something like that, he gives away a penalty. If that is what yr taklking about then "cheating" is stupid cuz it helps the other team, not so? So why do u have a problem with anyone "cheating"? Plz dont dodge the question again. What do u mean by "cheating"?


clevermike

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RE: higginbotham regrets incident with McCaw,,,
October 31, 2012, 10:39:10

Jalap

Beeno is really off the rails here.   In the past New Zealand referees in particular and even some others - were somehow afraid of penalizing McCaw when he was in the wrong.   That was when opposition players often accused McCaw of cheating.

However, over the past two years - also as a result of the new rules - McCaw gets penalized for illegal activitiy more and more.   Not all cases are dealt with by the refs - he should for instance have been yellow-carded for what he did when lieing on the ground and pushing back the ball to New Zealand in the final attack by the Boks in Soweto - but was not.   In any event that type of behaviour would be eliminated by TV refs - so he will get more and more penalties in future against him.


Beeno1

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RE: higginbotham regrets incident with McCaw,,,
October 31, 2012, 16:52:34

Jallopy I will keep it as simple as I can for you.

Have you ever heard of collusion. Well you get a crooked ref in and then you cheat knowing you wont be penalised. Sides get away with murder when a bent ref officiates. Some deluded folk try and argue you play to the refs interpretation. That's fine if he is consistent. However you cant win against a bent ref! The other side crooks but you try it and you are toast.

Also you cheat when you think you cant be seen. Also you do it in a clever way but its still cheating. Ou mcaaaaaw is as bent as a boomerang!!! Hahahhahahahahaha

Anything else?  - I should probably try and explain the concept of honesty to ou jallopy - aka rooitwit!


allblacknblue

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RE: higginbotham regrets incident with McCaw,,,
October 31, 2012, 21:50:18

I'm sure in the presence of his greatness captain tackles; beano, you'd show a little respect and probably ask for an autograph and shake the man-gods hand. This jealously really isn't becoming of you beano, i mean your not making sense and jellys right if mcaw was  a cheat he would not get booked ever, but he does and show me a great flanker that doesn't break the law when they think or know they can get away with it? .... You wont be able to cause this is the very difference between the really good and great flankers and goes hand in hand with reading the game.

It's not mcaw that needs to clean up, it's the breakdown.


Sharkbok

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RE: higginbotham regrets incident with McCaw,,,
October 31, 2012, 22:08:34

 

Higginbotham regrets incident against McCaw "only because he got Suspended", if he had got away with it like Richie does, it would have been fine


Arthur John

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RE: higginbotham regrets incident with McCaw,,,
November 01, 2012, 00:08:53

 this suspension could not have happened to a better thug.

Serves him right.....


Jalapeno!

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RE: higginbotham regrets incident with McCaw,,,
November 01, 2012, 07:28:11

"Side sge tawa ywith"

 

Baboon-ou, if u going to try xplain concepts, pls explain in English rather than Welsh or whatever that is. Tx!


Beeno1

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RE: higginbotham regrets incident with McCaw,,,
November 01, 2012, 09:10:04

chimp ou big words like collusion are not Welsh they are English. Havent you got  a dictionary to help you out or can you not use google.

Anyhow I hope you are getting a glimmer!

That was "sides get away with murder" which even a primary school kid could work out. Remember how I always told you how spell check fiends always crash and burn - just a reminder. Bwahahahahaha ou rooitwit never changes! Why dont you simply log on as rooinek and have done.


Jalapeno!

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RE: higginbotham regrets incident with McCaw,,,
November 01, 2012, 09:25:09

Baboon-ou, if I knew this Rooineks logon details I wuld definately log on as him to give u and wigboy a wind up. I think I asked u before to link me to some of his posts so I can see for myself. He sounds like a legend! LMAO!!


Beeno1

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RE: higginbotham regrets incident with McCaw,,,
November 01, 2012, 13:32:46

Well if you are not rooitwit, which you could well be, its a pity as he was very funny!!!   I still think you are rooitwit in disguise afraid of coming out of the closet.


Brycy

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RE: higginbotham regrets incident with McCaw,,,
November 03, 2012, 05:35:05

Bean Brain shame on you for endorsing dirty play. Obviously someone accidently kicked you in the head in yr rugby days and you have'nt been the same since. Perhaps an infusion of soapy water garlged three times daily might help...then bow down to King Richie and pray for forgiveness...


clevermike

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RE: higginbotham regrets incident with McCaw,,,
November 03, 2012, 06:52:52

Brycy

I really missed you - delighted to see you are back.   There is as you said no justiciation for dirty play.  Maybe a rejunvenation of his single - at present malfunctioning - brain cell would help Beeno to get some improvement in his thinking processes.

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