Sporting behaviour

The Huddersfield forward Kenny Edwards has been banned for 10 matches for putting his finger up the bottom of an opponent.

But this is the interesting bit:

The Catalans back-rower Joel Tomkins was suspended for eight games for a similar offence last year while the wingers Tommy Makinson of St Helens and Warrington’s Tom Linehan were suspended for five and eight matches respectively for grabbing opponents’ testicles.

Actual dangerous behaviour gets the lesser punishment.

6 thoughts on “Sporting behaviour”

  1. It’s probably more dangerous to have your testicles grabbed than to have a chap shove his finger up your anus. All depends on speed, force, and angle, I would have thought. But the former practice might conceivably be accidental, and sounds like an attempt to hurt or incapacitate an opponent.

    But finger-rape of a bloke’s anus is just pervy in the extreme. It makes you wonder whether the finger-rape is a means of winning at rugby, or whether the rugby is an excuse…

  2. “But finger-rape of a bloke’s anus is just pervy in the extreme. It makes you wonder whether the finger-rape is a means of winning at rugby, or whether the rugby is an excuse”

    Rugby LEAGUE I think you’ll find. The lower class type of rugby naturally…………..any ball fondling or bum play in rugby union is entirely consensual between former public schoolboys in the baths afterwards…………

  3. In any other line of work, automatic termination and a hefty lawsuit. Some public shaming would likely follow as well, with zero mind paid to the appropriateness of the punishment.

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