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Rugby Spread Betting: Moody criticises Horwill’s appeal
By Andrew Scott Thursday, 4 July 2013 03:32
Ex-England international Lewis Moody and many rugby spread betting fans are not very happy that in the third and deciding Test, Australia captain James Horwill will be available to take on the British and Irish Lions on Saturday.
Rugby betting UK services saw that Horwill was initially cleared for his reported stamp on Alun-Wyn Jones, but the decision was appealed by the IRB.
But rugby spread betting fans found out that Graeme Mew, independent appeal officer, did not uphold the boards’ appeal, which disappointed some, and this means that once again Horwill can take on the Lions.
Moody and many rugby spread betting fans believe that for years, Southern Hemisphere teams were able to “get away with it”, and he is not surprised at all that no action was taken against the Wallabies’ skipper.
“It doesn’t surprise me because I think they always seem to get away with it when we’re over here whenever we’ve been to New Zealand, South Africa and Australia, especially when we’ve done it with the Lions,” Moody told Sky Sports.
“It just seems to be the trend. The IRB I don’t think actually had the power to over-rule it. They were just looking into the official and whether he had made the right decisions. So they couldn’t change the decision I don’t think. So it’s all a bit of a farce.”
Rugby betting UK services learned that Stephen Larkham, former Australia international, said that the decision was “surprising”, even though he believes that Horwill’s availability of is a huge boost to Robbie Deans’ side, and many rugby spread betting fans fully agree.
“It’s very surprising. I’ve seen the incident. Obviously being referred to the IRB you’d imagine they were going to overturn the original ban, but it’s a massive boost for Australian rugby,” commented Larkham.
Do you have players? We can handle them for you.
“His leadership and what he contributes around the paddock. We just don’t have that in our second and third-string second rowers. It is a massive boost going into this Test for us.”