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Re: Sinckler
Posted by: Jammy Git
Date: 04/10/2017 11:32
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The rugby powers don't use the term gouging they use the term contact with the eyes. Gouging is just what everyone else uses.
It was contact with eyes so the press can rightly use the term gouge.

The offence is contact with the eye area - you don't even need to touch the eye.

Gouging is an attempt to hook the fingers into the eyes and put dangerous pressure / scratching on the eyeball. You can rest assured that any player found guilty of that would face a much larger ban.

He was accused of contact with the eye/eye area and found guilty of contact with the eye he even accepted the charge of contact with the eye. Gouging is contact with the eyes using fingers it can be a pressing motion aswell as a hook.

Sinckler accepted the charge of contact with the eye and was given a seven week suspension by the independent panel. He is free to play again on the 21 November 2017


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Yes, I'm aware. My point is that it's a catch-all offence that's intended to make going anywhere near the eyes utterly verboten, whether you're actually putting pressure on them / trying to cause damage or not.

There's absolutely no evidence he was trying to damage the eyes - i.e. 'gouging' as everyone understands it - but he's still guilty of the offence of making contact with the eyes.

Does that make sense?

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