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Vaders Jester
Sep 9, 2009

Welcome to fucking Scotland.


bessantj posted:

Bastereaud ended up getting five weeks.



Gotta make sure he's ready to play for the AIs. Or as we call it up here, "The Martin Johnson Rule".

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bessantj
Jul 27, 2004



Vaders Jester posted:

Gotta make sure he's ready to play for the AIs. Or as we call it up here, "The Martin Johnson Rule".

Considering Ashton got seven for upending a scrum half it's crazy. Also Gordon Langkilde saga has finally got an ending.

quote:

Samoa sevens player Gordon Langkilde pleads guilty to misdemeanours

The three Welsh rugby players attacked by Samoan rugby player Gordon Langkilde after their Rugby World Cup Sevens clash in San Francisco in July are set to receive financial compensation and an apology, with the Samoan also agreeing to walk away from the game for a year.

Ospreys youngster Tom Williams sustained broken facial bones and was left bleeding heavily while Welsh team-mates Luke Morgan and Ben Roach were also injured in a tunnel altercation following Wales' 24-19 victory over the Pacific Islanders at AT&T Park.

Dressing room colleague Luke Treharne said the incident had left the Wales squad 'shocked.'

Langkilde was arrested and initially charged with four counts: one felony count of assault, two felony counts of battery and one misdemeanor count of battery.

He spent a week in custody and has been in the United States for two months awaiting trial, which was due to begin on Wednesday.

But on Wednesday morning, Langkilde pleaded guilty to two misdemeanor counts of assault with force likely to cause great bodily injury.

He also agreed to a swathe of conditions as part of his plea, including issue a written apology to his victims, donating $2,500 to a rugby charity and paying compensation to the Wales players.

He is expected to be back home in the Pacific Islands in the coming days.

San Francisco's assistant District Attorney Nikesh Patel has outlined the conditions 22-year-old Langkilde has agreed to as part of his plea.

These include:

Paying restitution to all of the victims (once the amount is determined).
Withdraw from professional rugby for one year. This covers the period between the date of his arrest, July 21, 2018 and July 20, 2019.
Make a donation of $2,500 to a San Francisco charity, Play Rugby US.
Complete 100 hours of community service.
Complete supervised anger management. The course must be approved by the World Rugby organisation.
Issue a letter of apology to the victims.
Suspension by the World Rugby organisation pending the completion of their investigation.

The Pacific Rugby Players chief executive, Aayden Clark, said he now expects Langkilde to be back home in a matter of days.

"We've had the charges reduced to being misdemeanours. He's committed to a minimum of one year out of the game and will undergo anger management courses and counseling," Clark told RNZ Pacific.

"He's paid a fine to the US courts and also (written) apology letters to the Welsh players... He's very much aware of the implications of his actions and obviously very remorseful."

In court, Langkilde had indicated he would step away from the game but was also prepared to undergo disciplinary proceedings from the sport's governing bodies.

"What happens now is that World Rugby and also the Samoan Rugby Union were waiting on the outcome of the legal proceedings. Now that we have that - those (proceedings) will commence," added Clark.

Langkilde was contracted by Samoa Sevens for the 2017-18 World Series, and though he would now be ineligible for next season, he could yet return to the game at a later date.

"It doesn't mean he can't train the house down. He's still a very young man and still wants to be a rugby player," said Clark.

"As a players association we'll work with him now on what he's going to do with this year out."

Shocker of an episode, not sure why he even did it.

Vaders Jester
Sep 9, 2009

Welcome to fucking Scotland.


Hogg's hosed his ankle and is out for 10-12 weeks.

Now is the time for Scotland's other mental fullback, 6'5" Blair Kinghorn to get a shot at scoring tries and missing tackles.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aBQqaVwO_p0

bessantj
Jul 27, 2004



Who's out altogether for Scotland now? Hogg, Fagerson, du Preez, Taylor, Bennett? is that all of them? Only three games in as well.

Vaders Jester
Sep 9, 2009

Welcome to fucking Scotland.


bessantj posted:

Who's out altogether for Scotland now? Hogg, Fagerson, du Preez, Taylor, Bennett? is that all of them? Only three games in as well.

Hogg is the only serious loss there I think. Taylor and Bennett are great but I think Jones and Dunbar cover their loss without much issue, Fagerson is still young and probably behind a fit WP Nel and du Preez has been out of the team for a while with the embarrassment of riches that Scotland have in the backrow just now. Just have to hope they stop bodying themselves though as centre will start to look thin soon.

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