Thu, 29 Nov 2012 5:19a.m.
New Zealand hooker Andrew Hore will miss the rugby test against England this weekend after he was suspended for five weeks for hitting Wales lock Bradley Davies.
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30/11/2012 4:35:01 a.m.
Why do you report it as a king hit and punch. They are a certain type of intentional, boxing type strike done with a closed fist. The judiciary has found that was not the case.
29/11/2012 10:04:37 p.m.
The dirty hoare deserved 14 weeks but as usual the protected species in black jerseys roll on. This continues to damage our game folks.
29/11/2012 12:44:24 p.m.
Good call Andrew Hore has been part of the All Blacks team for years and this is his first trip to the judiciary, that lock was clearly running interferance. Hore should never have made contact like he did but it didnt seem like an intentional blow to the head. We in New Zealand are a bunch of idiots. We have such a thing for cutting people down. Hore admitted his mistake and its been dealt with. To kick him out of the ABs is a ridiculous call. Rugbys a contact sport and mistakes do happen. There is a big difference between kinghitting someone in a punch up and what hore did. Let him do his punishment and carry on.
29/11/2012 9:02:50 a.m.
Why do the undoubted most gifted and talented side to play the game always leave a suspicion of using pre-meditated dirty and cowardly tactics!? O'driscoll was targeted in the lions test - then the incidents on this tour raised the same questions. Hard but fair should be their ethos but they always get off lightly. 10 weeks should have been the minimum for Hoare - either dished out by the citing panel or the All Blacks Management to make an example that these actions won't be tolerated!
29/11/2012 6:10:45 a.m.
What a load of bollocks! "......but accepted the hooker did not intend to strike Davies in the head."
5 weeks and his co-player gets 2 for some foot work that looked to be a tap when he realised what was there. This guy should have got longer and the All Black management should have sent him home in disgrace stripping him of his All Black status. Also, missing pre-season games, well that is also a joke.
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