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    Default Is spitting at an opposition player a red card ?

    Just watching Quins v Wasps. Commentary team are saying that Quins 2 deliberately spat at a player who was on the ground. If you saw this , would you red card ?

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    Default Re: Is spitting at an opposition player a red card ?

    Yes, yes and yes again.

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    Default Re: Is spitting at an opposition player a red card ?

    Dave Ward also gets a YC for deliberately treading on an ankle
    Not a good day for him

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    Default Re: Is spitting at an opposition player a red card ?

    Quote Originally Posted by crossref View Post
    Dave Ward also gets a YC for deliberately treading on an ankle
    Not a good day for him
    Yep. Same incident really. Difficult to tell from the camera angle but if the ref saw the spit and saw it as deliberate then he should be off with a red . Right ?

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    Default Re: Is spitting at an opposition player a red card ?

    Quote Originally Posted by CrouchTPEngage View Post
    Just watching Quins v Wasps. Commentary team are saying that Quins 2 deliberately spat at a player who was on the ground. If you saw this , would you red card ?
    Red without question - but be prepared for the player to tell the disciplinary panel that he spat at the ground and in no way was it directed at another player.

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    Default Re: Is spitting at an opposition player a red card ?

    Oh yes, if I saw a player spitting at the opposition then straight red, regardless of if it lands on the player or not. Disgusting habit, people manage to workout at the gym without spitting everywhere I don’t see why rugby players need to do it so much regardless where they are aiming.

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    Default Re: Is spitting at an opposition player a red card ?

    No question RED. I'd be considering a red for standing on a joint lsuch as an ankle. Such actions could end a career.

    Caveat. I've not watched the incident in question.

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    Default Re: Is spitting at an opposition player a red card ?

    Spitting:
    LE - 4 weeks
    MR - 8 weeks
    TE - 12+

    It's definitely a red card
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    Default Re: Is spitting at an opposition player a red card ?

    Quote Originally Posted by CrouchTPEngage View Post
    Just watching Quins v Wasps. Commentary team are saying that Quins 2 deliberately spat at a player who was on the ground. If you saw this , would you red card ?
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    Default Re: Is spitting at an opposition player a red card ?

    On a slightly different tack. Played in a Boxing day game some years ago (15+) when a player reaching for a high ball was tackled with tacklers shoulder hitting the tackled players stomach very hard. Result, not spitting, but the contents of the stomach all over tacklers back. I seem to remember both players left the field, one to clean himself up the other to "die" quietly on the touchline.

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