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Friday, September 28, 2007

Brian Lima's career ending tackle on Wilkinson

Brian Lima's career is effectively over. The Zidane of this years Rugby World Cup has been suspended for three weeks for this high tackle on Jonny Wilkinson, and with Samoa not making it to the next round means we won't see the veteran in World Cup action again.

Lima was spoken to by the referee for the high tackle during the England vs Samoa clash, but the Judicial Officer involved in the citing felt it deserved further punishment.

"The tackle was inherently dangerous and the swinging right arm of Brian Lima connected with considerable force on the neck/throat of Jonny Wilkinson."

Three weeks for this tackle is once again inconsistent and harsh in this instance, but perhaps had a little something to do with his previous big hit on Andre Pretorious that went unpunished.

Either way, we bid farewell to The Chiropractor, who made an invaluable contribution to Samoan and world rugby over the years.

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    By Blogger Arnaud, at September 28, 2007 1:54 pm  

  • sorry admin, i know it doesn't look particularly bad but it is very dangerous tackle and 3 weeks is about right. Perhaps 2, but like you said they're trying to clamp down and not condone these silly tackles.

    By Anonymous andy, at September 28, 2007 3:18 pm  

  • hmmm, seemed to hit the top of his shoulder and ride up....still shouldnt have been aiming that high i guess!!!

    Johnny Wilkinsons said some words which have passed many rugby players lips it appears to be "F*cking Hell ref!!" looooooool

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at September 28, 2007 7:14 pm  

  • Mr Wilkinson may i introduce you to the Chiropractor!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at September 28, 2007 7:17 pm  

  • hahahahahhahahahahahhahaa 'f***ing hell ref!' legend. haha

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at September 29, 2007 1:06 am  

  • Has anyone else noticed how all the worst high tackles, one, are against england and two, never seem to go unpunished on the pitch?

    By Anonymous Goat07, at October 03, 2007 11:18 am  

  • tbh that tackle wasnt that bad! yes i wouldt like to be on the recieving end but tbh, i think it was only made a big deal because no one wants to hurt poor ickle johnny wilkinson! anyone else it would have been left alone!

    By Anonymous Tobylerone, at October 03, 2007 2:52 pm  

  • same that brian lima had to end his career like that it would have been better to see him cut someone in half again! and i'm english i think jonny should be dropped soon. in london there was something held called scrum in the park where you get to meet all the players, this year me and a mate went and jonny walk out on his own surronded by body gaurds when the rest all came out together with no body gaurds. he's beginnig to think that the whole team revolves around him. Sorry Jonny but the powers gone to your head

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at October 03, 2007 8:31 pm  

  • Tobylerone said...
    '.... think it was only made a big deal because no one wants to hurt poor ickle johnny wilkinson! anyone else it would have been left alone!'

    What are you on? It was a dangerous tackle, if it was anyone else it would of been pulled up too.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at October 08, 2007 10:00 pm  

  • i wish the chiropractor would tackle me like that. i wouldn t complain! ha!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at October 19, 2007 8:39 pm  

  • im a samoan and thats just how we play.. if you dont like it tough! thats rugby for yah! haha

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at December 05, 2007 4:23 pm  

  • hahahahaha wat a tackle
    but i wud say dat because im welsh

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at January 04, 2008 9:10 pm  

  • if lima didnt put his arm around him then it wouldnt have been high as he just used his shoulder , nothing compared to his tackle on derrick houggard

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at February 05, 2008 9:04 pm  

  • its because its jonny wilkinson i think, if it was someone else specially a forward i think he would've gt away without being cited was a penalty tho cos it slipped up to his head, Why 3 match ban tho!!! proposterous

    By Anonymous Adam, at April 15, 2008 1:51 am  

  • oooh thats gotta hurt great tackle from a spectators point of view tho

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at April 19, 2008 1:12 am  

  • nothing wrong with that tackle!wsnt high!hit him side-on,on the arm/shoulder!johnny wilkinson didnt like the fact he got nailed.........thats why he complained to the ref......what a baby!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at June 05, 2008 2:47 pm  

  • nice comments people...


    By Anonymous Anonymous, at June 15, 2008 10:07 am  

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