Hore’s punishment doesn’t match the crime
Andrew Keith Hore will be happy he wasn’t playing rugby in Keith Murdoch’s day or he could be on a plane bound to nowhere, or at least farming in central Australia rather than Central Otago.
Hore’s swinging arm from behind that floored Welsh lock Bradley Davies and sent him to hospital has been punished with an eight week suspension by the International Rugby Board.
It was then reduced to five because of Hore’s exemplary record during a 74-test career, genuine remorse and daily contact with Davies.
That seems a fair punishment on the surface because Hore won’t be able to play against England or the three test home series against France and the opening Bedisloe Cup test against Australia on August 24.
Well, actually that’s not right.