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Dustin Martin

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The irony that the most dangerous tackle sees no free kick to us & our best player out for the season.:(

You have a point there. Electing to bump with the opponent sustaining an injury normally results in MRO or tribunal. Or is it only head injuries that count (concussion, broken jaw, chipped tooth etc)
 

TheCan

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Dusty has the ball
Robinson had no intention to tackle and without bias he elected to deliver a bump with intent to hurt… he *smile* lined him up.
We know the result, how is the bump adhering to the duty of care?
 
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tiger76

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It didn’t look to me like Robinson tried to necessarily smash Dusty with a bump, it was more that he had white line fever and just ran directly towards him without slowing or launching into a tackle, and with the finesse off the kill bill character that just lost her second eye.

Dusty was just the accidental victim of a flailing buffoon.
 
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BrisTiger24

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You have a point there. Electing to bump with the opponent sustaining an injury normally results in MRO or tribunal. Or is it only head injuries that count (concussion, broken jaw, chipped tooth etc)
The kidney is sacrosanct. Protect the kidney!
 
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Harry

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Difficult to see how his kidney was significantly damaged watching the footage as robinson made contact with his sternum / stomach area. The contact must have pushed dustys elbow up into his kidney. You expect a kidney injury to occur from direct contact from an opponents knee hip or elbow. Amazing robinson wasn't the one that ended up in hospital.
 

DavidSSS

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Looked like both were trying to bump from what I saw. Quick bit of play and, as someone above said, the fact that Dustin had the ball and was trying to simultaneously bump and dispose to advantage meant he was less able to protect himself. He would do this sort of thing many times in a season so the injury really was bad luck. While watching it I thought Robinson would be the one in trouble.

DS
 
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Dont Argue

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Dusty has the ball
Robinson had no intention to tackle and without bias he elected to deliver a bump with intent to hurt… he *smile* lined him up.
We know the result, how is the bump adhering to the duty of care?
You make a very good point.
The vision clearly shows MR looking towards the umpire before and during impact which means he had no eyes for the ball. The fact that he elected to bump and caused injury should at least be discussed. But of course it wasn’t
I’d hate for the bump to be taken out of our game however I hate it even more when our players get given frees against or even suspended but the opposition don’t!!
 

TigerMad

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Cant have it both ways.

Towner, Nank, Stack, Marlon and others are lauded for their ferocious tackles and ability to hurt the opposition.
 
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eZyT

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Cant have it both ways.

Towner, Nank, Stack, Marlon and others are lauded for their ferocious tackles and ability to hurt the opposition.

thats it.

If Naish happened to put Petracca in hospital, within the rules,

we'd all be giving him 5 votes.
 
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TheCan

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Looked like both were trying to bump from what I saw. Quick bit of play and, as someone above said, the fact that Dustin had the ball and was trying to simultaneously bump and dispose to advantage meant he was less able to protect himself. He would do this sort of thing many times in a season so the injury really was bad luck. While watching it I thought Robinson would be the one in trouble.

DS
I would of far more accepting if the ball was in dispute, but Dusty has the ball already, there was no tackle or attempt, the guy just rammed in with a bump, his action was he chose "to bump"..... I know its quick and I know its play on, but if the players have to show duty of care for bunps (concussion) how the *smile* is not being talked about.
I can promise u this if mitch robinson was Nank/Lynch and Dusty Neale...... straight to tribual.
 
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Dont Argue

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Cant have it both ways.

Towner, Nank, Stack, Marlon and others are lauded for their ferocious tackles and ability to hurt the opposition.
Remind me what Marlion got suspended for again?
I have a selective memory.
Incidental contact above the shoulder. No malicious intent nor damage done
 

tommystigers

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Fair bump, play on. An unfortunate injury but it is the game.
If the AFL make it anything else they might as well pull the plug.
 
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year of the tiger

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I would of far more accepting if the ball was in dispute, but Dusty has the ball already, there was no tackle or attempt, the guy just rammed in with a bump, his action was he chose "to bump"..... I know its quick and I know its play on, but if the players have to show duty of care for bunps (concussion) how the *smile* is not being talked about.
I can promise u this if mitch robinson was Nank/Lynch and Dusty Neale...... straight to tribual.

But you can choose to bump - it’s perfectly legal unless you get the person high or in the back or off the ball.

If Robbo missed timed it and got Dusty high - yes its illegal but nothing wrong with the good old fashion shirt front.
 
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AngryAnt

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I would of far more accepting if the ball was in dispute, but Dusty has the ball already, there was no tackle or attempt, the guy just rammed in with a bump, his action was he chose "to bump"..... I know its quick and I know its play on, but if the players have to show duty of care for bunps (concussion) how the *smile* is not being talked about.
I can promise u this if mitch robinson was Nank/Lynch and Dusty Neale...... straight to tribual.

LOL... no.
 
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UKTiger

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Looked like both were trying to bump from what I saw. Quick bit of play and, as someone above said, the fact that Dustin had the ball and was trying to simultaneously bump and dispose to advantage meant he was less able to protect himself. He would do this sort of thing many times in a season so the injury really was bad luck. While watching it I thought Robinson would be the one in trouble.

DS
That act could happen a dozen times and the worse thing to happen would be someone winded. Someone must have upset our injury gods! This is a bit like Soldo's injury. Admittedly Balta was fouled but unfortunate fate that his knee hit the right (wrong) spot in Soldo's knee