Update: NZR got back to me and said the formal citation “goes on their record – so is counted if anything similar happens again”. I have asked what ‘similar’ means
That shows that its being viewed as an employment issue; possibly somewhere within occupational health and safety law. So without any criminal investigation, Occupational Health and Safety need to make a public statement regarding there lack of action, if the police don’t.
Who were the “independent” witnesses who claimed that the stripper was not groped by Chiefs players?
As if there was anyone there who was not connected to them. #pffft
Agreed. I’m amazed that NZR thought they could get away with this bankrupt exercise, but maybe they thought that rugby gods should be judged by different standards from those applied to lesser mortals.
I'm sorry but I don't think a competition point is a suitable punishment. And much as I am in favour of donations to women's refuge I don't think money can negate the crime. Neither of those things actually acknowledges the harm done.
A woman was abused and assaulted. I think those "independent witnesses" are liars. I think everyone at NZR knows what happened. They are weaseling out of responsibility.
Essentially they are happy accept the abuse and assault of a woman.
That says a lot about their worth as humans.
If we had a media with an ounce of conscience every single interview with anyone associated with rugby in New Zealand should start by asking why they accept the assault and abuse of women as part of their sport.
From that NewsHub link
A NZR spokesperson says they weren't aware Laura was prepared to speak to them and they had tried to make contact with her through the police. They said they assumed a Newshub journalist would not disclose their source.
Is it just me, or is that self contradictory? And why would they go through the police to contact her, when no formal complaint had been laid?
Hmm. John says that at the outset, and plays a recording of him questioning Tew earlier in the afternoon. I dunno.
Strewth to 'power'...
Does Mike Hosking think only men are qualified to talk about rugby league?
You'd be forgiven for thinking that after a radio segment this morning which caused a brief walkout by Newstalk ZB newsreader Bernardine Oliver-Kerby from an otherwise all-male panel debating the future of the Warriors league franchise.
Oliver-Kerby briefly walked out of the Mike Hosking Breakfast broadcast this morning after the controversial host declared it was "man's time" as he introduced a Warriors debate.
Full respect to Oliver Bernadine-Kerby!
What a snivelling toad Hosking is....
Could someone check his 'use-by date'?
Surely a “formal caution” is a yellow card? In a rugby game that is 10 minutes in the sin bin (or up to full time). Would the next offence be a red card and being banned for a season?