Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Lloyd Johansson coat hangers Stirling Mortlock

Lloyd Johansson coat hangers Stirling Mortlock

Brumbies vs Reds (Super 14) from this weekend. Low scoring game, but pretty eventful. A bit of a punchup in the first half, and then this in the second.

Stirling Mortlock cops one in the face. The fact that Lloyd Johansson has forearms the size of my thighs makes the impact serious. Mortlock is knocked out cold and is taken from the field.

Johansson faced a SANZAR Judicial Officer in Brisbane & was given a two week suspension. He admitted the tackle was dangerous but stated it was not intentional but was an instinctive reflex action on an opponent taking an inside pass.

The referees assessment of the tackle was exactly this, which impacted on the decision to issue a yellow card and nothing worse.

The Judicial Officer however determined that the tackle was recklessly dangerous and a further penalty should be imposed as there was a need for a deterrent to combat this type of offence.

But for the facts that Johanssons previous conduct had been exemplary and he had shown genuine remorse and had apologised personally to Mortlock, a longer suspension may have been appropriate.

Posted by Rugbydump at 10:17 am | View Comments (17)

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Anonymous February 21, 2007 6:59 am

coconut style

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Anonymous February 28, 2007 10:30 am

I dunno........it looks bad when you see it from certain angles but when you see his arm connect, i dunno, probably wrong but it doesnt look that bad!!!.......but then again ive only ever been on the giving end of a coat hanger, not the receiveing so i dont really know what it feels like!

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Anonymous March 07, 2007 1:57 pm

Looked a bit overplayed to be totally honest, obviously it was illegal and probably would knock you down, but i think mortlock was probably making an attempt to get the other guy sent off!

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Anonymous March 27, 2007 8:38 am

How, exactly, can you "overplay" being knocked out cold?

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Anonymous April 01, 2007 9:36 am

I went to school with Lloyd on the coast and every game he'd destroy someone with a clean sholder to the chest! I don't ever remember seeing him going for the head. clearly an accident brought about by the inside ball.

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Anonymous April 14, 2007 4:04 pm

it was a switch not an inside ball....but you see the correct angle in slow motion only....its a stiff arm at 100 mile an hour to his neck area....that hurts.....o and the guy that posted the second post....you sound hard dont you mate

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Anonymous May 11, 2007 12:45 am

soup on the menu for next week or so

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Anonymous May 17, 2007 10:59 am

Lloyd... go back to the old school days mate.. get some balls and hit the ribs! like your hit on the gregory terace #13 in yr 12 dude

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slackerslifestyle June 11, 2007 2:52 pm

it was the shoulder connecting with the head not the arm that did the damage which was done by the changing angle of the run.Note Larkham pretending to be hard by pushing the guy before shitting his pants

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Anonymous August 12, 2007 10:19 am

that guy that posted the second comment.. how the hell do you fake getting knocked out cold? Im from NZ but ive still got respect for mortlock he would never try and pull something like that. not thats its possible to anyway

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phill August 14, 2007 6:59 pm

yeah lol. he probly wanted an early shower so he faked getin layed out horizontal n geting carryed off. lol. shit backfired a bit tho.

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Anonymous January 14, 2008 4:54 pm

think the commentators need to learn not to shit themselves whenever they see violence in a game of rugby, it could get irritating.

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phil-the-manc January 15, 2008 10:44 am

wot dyou mean? that was good comentating. god, in england it would've been like hed been shot! Aussie commentators are the best by far!

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Anonymous January 19, 2008 6:14 am

Mate Aussie commentators are sum of the worst. Biggest one-eyers

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Anonymous January 19, 2008 5:50 pm

I posted the second comment, sorry i didnt actually realise he was out cold. i guess yeh he woulnt have milked it and then been carried off.... i know it look bad but i dunno i kinda didnt think it looked bad enough to knock Mortlock out...

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Ben May 01, 2008 3:29 pm

Bish Bash BOSH!!!.Queensland Reds Centre Lloyd Johansson takes out (and knocks out)ACT Brumbies captain Stirling Mortlock with a head high tackle right on the chin.Unfortunate for Mortlock but Johansson well and truly deserved it.

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Anonymous July 23, 2008 3:25 pm

If you look from a different angle,you can clearly see he got KO'ED by a clothesline to the lower cheek/chin!.Note Larkham No10 pretending to be hard!. Hey RD! Can you put up Ben Jones phomemenal try v Dowlais earlier this year?

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