One week is fair for the actual incident, but I read somewhere they reduced because of O'Gara's (ahem) 'clean record'. How stupid or blind are the IRB? What about the kick to the nuts on Roncero (IRE v ARG) a few years ago? The stamp on Gethin Jenkins' hand after he scored a try for Wales in 2005? The other KICK to thje groin area of an Ospreys' player in the Pro12 semi last year after a legit turnover. ROG is a cheat, a disgrace and a coward but keeps getting away with it and the IRB are not helping by dishing out pathetic 'punishments' like a one week ban! »
Seems to me the only consistent tactic Austrailia has got against the All Blacks is have one of their players take a few cheap shots at McCaw...and still end up second best!! That is just sly from Higginbottom, no need at all.