I am a cynic.. I can’t help it, I am Northern!
Courtenay Lawes ban is a fascinating one.
I am not talking about the actual tackle just the perfect timing of the ban to be seen to be a punishment, yet without actually punishing someone.
If you were to ban an English player for foul play but didn’t want to derail a World Cup campaign then a ban missing Georgia and Romania but back for Scotland would be perfect.
This is not an argument about whether or not Courtenay Lawes should or should not be banned but when players are punished the punishment should not fit a timetable to suit a player or country.
For the record I don’t think it deserved a ban…« Go Back