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Phil Gould has blown up big time after Viliame Kikau and Cameron Smith were charged with dangerous throws during week one of the finals.
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 Kikau was the only player to sign with the club and joined their Holden Cup team for the 2014 season. Don't have an account?
At the time Kikau was also being scouted by a number of French rugby union clubs.
He will now likely be replaced in Penrith’s starting side by Kurt Capewell, with Spencer Leniu the most likely man to come onto the bench. “Luai drops his own body weight into the equation, so he has contributed to the downward force, further exaggerating the upward motion of Waerea-Hargreaves’ legs.”.
He scored a try in the sides 24–12 victory over the Townsville Blackhawks. In 2014, Kikau's first season of rugby league, he played 21 games for the Cowboys' Holden Cup team, scoring 11 tries. AFL Trades 2020: Brad Crouch St Kilda contract news, Adelaid... Find out more about our policy and your choices, including how to opt-out.
Ghabar also claimed that Kikau had managed Waerea-Hargreaves to the ground in a bid to ensure that the Roosters player’s head or neck did not contact the ground.
 On 6 May, Kikau played for Fiji against Tonga, starting at second-row and scoring a try in the 26–24 loss at Campbelltown Stadium. They were both virtually on the ground. , After his impressive World Cup campaign, Kikau would cement a permanent place in Penrith's top 17.
The recalled Maroons coach has … “There is no attempt to stop or arrest that trajectory, causing him to be in a dangerous position. The Panthers will play their preliminary final without star forward Viliame Kikau after the NRL Tribunal handed down a shock verdict.Source:Getty Images. But it took the three-man judiciary panel of Dallas Johnson, Sean Garlick and Ben Creagh 17 minutes to disagree. “The guilty verdict will see Kikau serve a one-game suspension, which is the same ban he would have received had he entered an early guilty plea to the charge,” the club said in a statement. Penrith Panthers forward Viliame Kikau will not feature in the club’s must-win preliminary final after he was found guilty of a grade one dangerous throw on Tuesday. , Kikau played 19 games for Penrith in the 2020 NRL season as the club won the Minor Premiership.
 In 2013, Kikau who never played rugby league was scouted by North Queensland Cowboys recruiter Adrian Thomson in a schoolboy match and was one of three Fijian players who spent six weeks in Townsville.  Kikau had an outstanding tournament for Fiji playing in all of their 5 matches and scoring 3 tries and was rewarded with him being named in the World Cup Team of the Tournament. “We can’t be rubbing people out for that.”. On Monday evening, veteran broadcaster Phil Gould argued Kikau should not be charged for the “pedantic” incident. Viliame Kikau has been rubbed out of Penrith's preliminary final showdown after being found guilty of a dangerous throw at the NRL judiciary.Kikau and his legal team failed to convince the three-man p The verdict comes as a blow to Penrith’s hopes of playing in their first grand final in 17 years, given Kikau is the most damaging second-rower in the competition.  On June 10, 2015, Kikau signed a two-year contract with the Penrith Panthers. State of Origin: Matty Johns, NSW Blues, Ryan Papenhuyzen, C... AFL trades: Josh Dunkley, trade request, Essendon, Western B... Jack de Belin accuser: ‘I still don’t get to sleep’.
Every game before the Grand Final Live & On-Demand with no-ad breaks during play. , Kikau spent 2016 playing in the Panthers NSW Cup team. “It is Waerea-Hargreaves diving towards the ground that has created this impression. “There was no wrestle in the tackle, but there was an attempt by Waerea-Hargreaves to get to ground as soon as possible,” Ghabar told the panel. Star mare Libertini is in The Everest field, Arsenal vs Aston Villa Tips and Odds – Matchday 8 EPL 2020, Manchester City vs Liverpool Tips and Odds – Matchday 8 EPL 2020, West Bromwich Albion vs Tottenham Hotspur Tips and Odds – Matchday 8 EPL 2020, West Ham United vs Fulham Tips and Odds – Matchday 8 EPL 2020, New England Patriots vs New York Jets Tips and Odds – Week 9 NFL 2020, Everton vs Manchester United Tips and Odds – Matchday 8 EPL 2020, Chelsea vs Sheffield United Tips and Odds – Matchday 8 EPL 2020, Southampton vs Newcastle Tips and Odds – Matchday 8 EPL 2020. I don’t think he should miss a final for that tackle.”.
In a 42-minute hearing on Tuesday night, Kikau’s lawyer Nick Ghabar also argued that Penrith teammate Jarome Luai had contributed to the end result.
 Kikau finished his debut year in the NRL with 9 matches and 1 try for the Panthers in the NRL.
, Kikau played rugby union in his youth and later earned placements at Queen Victoria School and Marist Brothers High School in Suva, where he played for their rugby union team and represented the Fiji Secondary Schools side against the Australian Schoolboys. “It’s not just that their legs are above the horizontal, it’s got to be most likely that the first point of contact for the man with the ball is going to be head or neck on the ground.
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Find out more about our policy and your choices, including how to opt-out. , In round 23 of the 2019 NRL season, Kikau played his 50th NRL game for Penrith in their 24–10 defeat by the North Queensland Cowboys at 1300Smiles stadium.
A centre in his rugby union days, Kikau switched to prop after joining the Cowboys. “He’s a huge out for them, because down that side of the field, you’ve always got to be aware of him,” Read said on Tuesday evening.  On 2 May 2015, Kikau made his international debut for Fiji against Papua New Guinea in the Melanesian Cup match, playing off the interchange bench in the 22–10 win at Robina Stadium. Kikau was pinged for a tackle on Sydney Roosters prop Jared Waerea-Hargreaves during Friday’s thrilling 29-28 victory at Panthers Stadium.
 Kikau would play most of the year playing in Penrith's NSW cup team where they won the NSW Intrust Super premiership against the Wyong Roos 20–12.
Kikau made a total of 18 appearances for Penrith in the 2019 NRL season as the club finished 10th on the table and missed out on the finals for the first time since 2015. As reported by Fox Sports journalist James Hooper, the NRL judiciary panel of Ben Creagh, Sean Garlick and Dallas Johnson took 15 minutes to reach a verdict. The NRL grand final teams have been revealed. Queensland's fresh-faced State of Origin squad sat like school prefects as principal Wayne Bennett delivered his opening address on Monday. “Yes, he did lift, but I don’t think he got Jared into a particularly dangerous position. To join the conversation, please Log in. Viliame Kikau has been rubbed out of Penrith’s preliminary final showdown after being found guilty of a dangerous throw at the NRL judiciary. Personal information.
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