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    IRB to appeal Horwill decision

    The International Rugby Board has confirmed to the Australian Rugby Union that it will appeal the James Horwill disciplinary decision following an extensive review of the case.

    Australia captain Horwill was cited for a stamping contrary to Law 10.4(b) during the first half of the first Test between Australia and the British & Irish Lions in Brisbane on June 22.

    The Judicial Officer determined that, on the balance of probabilities, that there was no act of foul play.

    As the 2013 British & Irish Lions Tour falls within the scope of the IRB merit-based appointment scheme approved by the IRB Council, under Regulation 17.22.2 the IRB has (since the May 2012 IRB Council decision) the right to appeal any decision arising from matches under the scheme.

    Furthermore, given its duty to preserve player welfare at all levels of the Game, the IRB is compelled to further examine potential acts of foul play which either potentially or in reality impact on the preservation of player welfare.

    It is important for the IRB to ensure amongst all stakeholders in the Game that there is full confidence that priority is given to player welfare and the values of the Game.

    The IRB received the full written decision on Monday, June 24 and following a detailed review of the evidence and the written decision (as it does for all Tests under its jurisdiction) has notified the ARU within the 72 permissible hours that it will appeal the case.

    The appeal will be heard by Graeme Mew (Canada) following the second Test between Australia and the British & Irish Lions. Horwill is free to play pending the outcome of the appeal.

    http://www.irb.com/newsmedia/mediazo...d=2068083.html

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    Ban him for 2 matches!!!
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    Well, it's not like Horwill doesn't have form of stamping on opponents in the first five minutes of a game. Ask Pek!

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    Quote Originally Posted by JediKnight View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by AndyS View Post
    The appeal will be heard by Graeme Mew (Canada) following the second Test between Australia and the British & Irish Lions. Horwill is free to play pending the outcome of the appeal.

    http://www.irb.com/newsmedia/mediazo...d=2068083.html
    Very clever ARU cite him and then fail to convict knowing full well that the IRB wouldn't be able to appeal in time for him to miss the second test.

    By Monday the series will be over.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GIGS20 View Post
    Very clever ARU cite him and then fail to convict knowing full well that the IRB wouldn't be able to appeal in time for him to miss the second test.

    By Monday the series will be over.
    You're thinking that Horwill will stamp on enough Lions and injure them so badly that not only do the Wallabies win, but the Lions forfeit the last test?

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    im actually very disappointed in this, there must be some clarity around how and why the appeal was issued as it smacks of a conflict of interest. how can an organisation appeal its own judicial officers findings by implimenting a review with another official of similar/equal standing. its not like its going to a higher court or anything. They are essentially saying that judicial officers, as individuals, judgements arent worth squat and that they will keep appealing untill they get a ruling that satisfies them. this is just wrong regardless of whether or not Horwill did stamp on the guy.
    I call bullsh#T

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    Why so long to announce the appeal? He was cleared on Monday night wasn't he?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jargan83 View Post
    Why so long to announce the appeal? He was cleared on Monday night wasn't he?
    They waited for the 72 hours they had to lodge an appeal.

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    Pretty sure the IRB said they were waiting for the written decision and it's reasons to be recieved. It could prove interesting to know how often the IRB has intervened in the past, which nation/s were involved and whether they initiated any such appeals independantly. I'll now put my tin hat back in the fallout shelter.
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    So the IRB is appealing the finding of their own citing commissioner? Farcical...

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    They appealed a one match stamping penalty against All Black Adam Thompson as being too lenient.
    The penalty was increased to two weeks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Talisman7 View Post
    They appealed a one match stamping penalty against All Black Adam Thompson as being too lenient.
    The penalty was increased to two weeks.
    That's a totally different situation!!!
    How dare you suggest they are similar.
    Thomson is an all black. He got what he deserved
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    Quote Originally Posted by jono View Post
    Thomson is an all black. He got what he deserved
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    Should have got 8-10

    Typical Kiwi grub

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    Quote Originally Posted by Talisman7 View Post
    They appealed a one match stamping penalty against All Black Adam Thompson as being too lenient.
    The penalty was increased to two weeks.
    They didn't dispute the verdict though - only the penalty.

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