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Jocelino Suta penalised for MMA style chokehold on Richardt Strauss

Jocelino Suta penalised for MMA style chokehold on Richardt Strauss
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Toulon second rower Jocelino Suta may consider himself lucky not to have seen a card for his wrestling inspired stranglehold on Leinster hooker, Richardt Strauss, in the eventful European Champions Cup semi-final on Sunday. Many people have voiced their displeasure with the event, so you can watch the incredible footage here and decide for yourself. 

The Leinster front-rower immediately begins to protest as soon as Suta wraps his sizeable arm around his neck. Despite Strauss’ clear discomfort, the Toulon replacement does not make any effort to loosen his grip and continues to apply the hold as they tumble to the ground.

Referee, Wayne Barnes, could be heard to demand Suta release Strauss’ neck, but his requests go unheeded and Leinster are awarded the much welcomed penalty, which once converted brought them back to level terms in the early stages of extra-time. 

Do you think Suta deserved more than a warning, or was Strauss playing up for the penalty?

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22 Comments

  • jmehrtens
    7:41 AM 25/04/2015

    He tapped of (3 times) even in judo he would be disqualified

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  • 10:15 PM 23/04/2015

    ...ly shit... consistently.

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  • drg
    9:44 PM 23/04/2015

    No idea who is regular these days..

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  • jimmy23
    3:44 PM 23/04/2015

    To be fair, I think only the regular commentators will get what Dan is referring to.

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  • drg
    2:52 PM 23/04/2015

    ...but he IS consistent.

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  • drg
    2:50 PM 23/04/2015

    Hear that whooshing sound Jenny? That was the sound of Dans comment flying over your head.. Hahaha

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  • danknapp
    2:49 PM 23/04/2015

    My last post was very much tongue in cheek, please forgive me.

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  • mattmon10
    12:21 PM 23/04/2015

    I am surprised to see that he hasn't been cited.

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  • ronan
    12:10 PM 23/04/2015

    as usual barnes reffing is 100%, sees a player being choked out illegally and does nothing more than award a penalty... I wouldnt ask him to ref an u12 game...

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  • rugbydump
    10:22 AM 23/04/2015

    True - perhaps MMA style would have been more apt

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  • danknapp
    9:38 AM 23/04/2015

    Barnes got that wrong, but I've not seen it before on a pitch so perhaps he wasn't sure how to deal with it. I'm trying to be charitable.

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  • danknapp
    9:36 AM 23/04/2015

    Jesus bro , you guys up in the NH play weak. Rugby is a combat sport , with combat ! In NZ my dad used to choke me every night just to put me to sleep , no fairy lullabys like you pansies in the NH . I guess they just breed us stronger and tougher in the SH . Say what you like mate , you wouldn't last 5 minutes on a pitch in NZ , where guys get choked every five minutes just for something to do . When I was a child I was abused by a health-foods seller , man that shit made me hate cous-cous .

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  • danknapp
    9:32 AM 23/04/2015

    The man is clearly a monster.

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  • drg
    9:02 AM 23/04/2015

    Naturally Stuart Barnes commentary is his usual drivel... "arms flapping around like a wild chicken saying help help".... Firstly as someone has mementioned strauss was tapping out, happy to accept that his counter is nullified, secondly don't try and be Bill Mk2, you'll never make it! As for the incident, only one way to describe it, cous-cous, or indeed vegan... Make of that what you will...

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  • katman
    7:34 AM 23/04/2015

    That's pretty shocking - way beyond what is acceptable "intimidation" play. Red card and a few weeks to think about it would have been appropriate.

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  • mattyp
    1:59 AM 23/04/2015

    The shitty thing is Strauss is tapping out, and he carries on with it. Scumbag. I am amazed Wayne Barnes didn't even take a look at that to review. It should have been a red card, and I assume will get a decent suspension.

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  • 1:18 AM 23/04/2015

    No playing up by Strauss there. Suta had a perfect carotid choke on there, obstructing the blood flow to the brain. Then he takes him to the ground and holds it. Very cowardly to do to a vulnerable player, this isn't mma where u expect something like this. At least a yellow, no f@/k it, that's a red. Should be suspended from the final.

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  • 10stonenumber10
    10:52 PM 22/04/2015

    I know dogs that weigh more than I do... but unlike Suta, they let go when told to.

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  • stroudos
    10:36 PM 22/04/2015

    That bloke's arm probably weighs more than you do....

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  • stroudos
    10:35 PM 22/04/2015

    Gratuitous and disgusting. Don't know how his barber sleeps at night.

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  • stroudos
    10:30 PM 22/04/2015

    https://twitter.com/SJocelino Given the conspicuous absence of any apology from his Twitter profile, I hope they throw the book at him.

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  • 10stonenumber10
    10:11 PM 22/04/2015

    I don't know what is worse... the chokehold, or that mullet.

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