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Nathan Hughes Hearing
Garp285 (IP Logged)
11 October, 2018 10:18
No, he's not going deaf - I don't think! Strange goings on at his disciplinary hearing into the punching incident in the Glaws game. The Grauniad reporting "Nathan Hughes must wait up to a week to find out if he can play any part in England’s autumn series after his disciplinary hearing for punching was postponed in mysterious circumstances.". Suspended until after the hearing, which is unlikely to be before next week. Intrigued. Any thoughts? Possible mitigation/provocation?

Re: Nathan Hughes Hearing
Waldo (IP Logged)
11 October, 2018 11:09
Perhaps the relevant biscuits were out of stock and the next delivery is a week away .

Mysterious circumstances does sound rather odd !

The Telegraph is quoting "the panel released a statement saying that it would not be able to make a decision until it had “dealt with an issue” that had arisen."

Curiouser & Curiouser !

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Re: Nathan Hughes Hearing
Garp285 (IP Logged)
11 October, 2018 11:55
Just read in the Mail that apparently he posted a tweet in the middle of the hearing and it could be related to that!

Re: Nathan Hughes Hearing
TonyTaff (IP Logged)
11 October, 2018 12:17
If it's in the Mail, it MUST be true (Sm22)

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Re: Nathan Hughes Hearing
Garp285 (IP Logged)
11 October, 2018 13:00
If it's in the Mail, it MUST be true (Sm22)
I really had to deliberate whether to post the source or not for that one!

Re: Nathan Hughes Hearing
Sarriebone (IP Logged)
11 October, 2018 13:57
He certainly tweeted then deleted it last night, there's a screen shot of it on the Wasps board. Whether or not it has anything to do with it is anyone's guess at this point.

Re: Nathan Hughes Hearing
tpr's headmistress (IP Logged)
11 October, 2018 14:38
Ooh, is that worse than eating the garibaldi's? (Sm159)

Re: Nathan Hughes Hearing
GazzaFez (IP Logged)
11 October, 2018 14:56
The gist of it seem s to be that he Tweeted the following during (or perhaps shortly after) the hearing. If so it will put munching biscuits inappropriately well into the shade methinks! May get a lengthy additional ban if this is shown to be the case.

Re: Nathan Hughes Hearing
Sarriebone (IP Logged)
11 October, 2018 15:00
I'm amazed at the number of people online that think he should be let off. He punched someone in the head, sure Ludlow was leaning on him. But I doubt that will count for much in way of mitigating circumstances.
Or even that he should be let off because the guy he punched should have been sent off earlier so it's actually the ref's fault he got punched...

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Re: Nathan Hughes Hearing
Highbury Saracen (IP Logged)
11 October, 2018 15:10
Everyone changes tune when its one of their own

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Re: Nathan Hughes Hearing
SarrieSaint (IP Logged)
11 October, 2018 15:47
Is it worse that he was tweeting during the disciplinary or that one of the panel (or their flunkies) was checking twitter and saw it??

My Goddaughter isn't allowed a phone till she's older. Can't help feel that some rugby players might benefit from that too.

Re: Nathan Hughes Hearing
Gryff (IP Logged)
11 October, 2018 15:57
isn't it more likely that an RFU flunky was contacted by say the Mail to comment on the tweet which was then taken to the panel who decided to suspend the hearing to consider further charges of bringing the game in disrepute.

Re: Nathan Hughes Hearing
The Bard (IP Logged)
11 October, 2018 18:12
Perhaps he’s following Joe Marler’s lead and trying to make sure he is banned for England games...

Re: Nathan Hughes Hearing
Darraghgirl (IP Logged)
12 October, 2018 16:46
Panel reconvenes next Wednesday - he remains suspended

Re: Nathan Hughes Hearing
13 October, 2018 05:43
I blame all this uncontrolled twittering on The Donald. Come to think of it I blame everything that is rubbish on The Donald! (Sm6)

Re: Nathan Hughes Hearing
Highbury Saracen (IP Logged)
16 October, 2018 18:45
As we dont seem to have any number 8’s available for England I wonder if he’ll just get 2 weeks?!

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