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Dragons vs Roosters – Jackson Ford, Ryan hall in strife over pair of …



Dragons young gun Jackson Ford could land himself in hot water over an alleged tripping incident late in his side’s agonising loss to the Roosters on Friday night.

About Dragons
A dragon is a large, serpentine legendary creature that appears in the folklore of many cultures around the world. Beliefs about dragons vary considerably by region, but dragons in western cultures since the High Middle Ages have often been depicted as winged, horned, four-legged, and capable of breathing fire. Dragons in eastern cultures are usually depicted as wingless, four-legged, serpentine creatures with above-average intelligence.
The earliest attested reports of draconic creatures resemble giant snakes. Draconic creatures are first described in the mythologies of the ancient Near East and appear in ancient Mesopotamian art and literature. Stories about storm-gods slaying giant serpents occur throughout nearly all Indo-European and Near Eastern mythologies. Famous prototypical draconic creatures include the mušḫuššu of ancient Mesopotamia; Apep in Egyptian mythology; Vṛtra in the Rigveda; the Leviathan in the Hebrew Bible; Grand’Goule in the Poitou region in France, Python, Ladon, Wyvern, and the Lernaean Hydra in Greek mythology; Jörmungandr, Níðhöggr, and Fafnir in Norse mythology; and the dragon from Beowulf.
The popular western image of a dragon is based on a conflation of earlier dragons from different traditions, and of inaccurate scribal drawings of snakes. In western cultures, dragons are portrayed as monsters to be tamed or overcome, usually by saints or culture heroes, as in the popular legend of Saint George and the Dragon. They are often said to have ravenous appetites and to live in caves, where they hoard treasure. These dragons appear frequently in western fantasy literature, including The Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkien, the Harry Potter series by J. K. Rowling, and A Song of Ice and Fire by George R. R. Martin.
The word “dragon” has also come to be applied to the Chinese lung (traditional 龍, simplified 龙, Pinyin lóng), which are associated with good fortune and are thought to have power over rain. Dragons and their associations with rain are the source of the Chinese customs of dragon dancing and dragon boat racing. Many East Asian deities and demigods have dragons as their personal mounts or companions. Dragons were also identified with the Emperor of China, who, during later Chinese imperial history, was the only one permitted to have dragons on his house, clothing, or personal articles.
Commonalities between dragons’ traits are often a hybridization of avian, feline, and reptilian features, and may include: snakelike features, reptilian scaly skin, four legs with three or four toes on each, spinal nodes running down the back, a tail, and a serrated jaw with rows of teeth. Several modern scholars believe huge extinct or migrating crocodiles bear the closest resemblance, especially when encountered in forested or swampy areas, and are most likely the template of modern dragon imagery. This also fits with the ancient words ‘Draco’ and ‘Drakon’, meaning ‘large serpent’ or ‘sea serpent.’

Dragons vs Roosters: Jackson Ford, Ryan Hall in strife over pair of …

About Roosters:

Ford is accused of slide tackling Luke Keary as he dove in to score his 75th minute try, causing the Roosters superstar to fall awkwardly on his side as he planted the ball down for the premier’s final four-pointer in the heroic 24-16 win.

As Keary was smothered by teammates, the NSW Blues Origin hopeful appeared to be wincing in pain clutching at his ribs, with replays showing his head also getting caught in an awkward position in the motion of scoring.

Dragons vs Roosters: Jackson Ford, Ryan Hall in strife over pair of …

The referee placed the Dragons young gun on report, and while Ford was thrown off balance by a Keary fend over the line, he showed enough intent in the slide tackling motion to warrant attention from the Match Review Committee.

“You can’t do that. It’s not good from Ford, Keary was injured that’s not good at all. He’s in some big trouble,” analyst Braith Anasta said during Fox League‘s coverage.

Channel Nine commentator Andrew Johns labeled the incident dangerous, while Phil Gould claimed it “should have been a send off”.”

Ford is likely to be charged and if found guilty will expect to miss next week’s clash with Parramatta, which comes at a horrible time for Paul McGregor following Paul Vaughan’s standing down for a brach of the NRL biosecurity restrictions on Thursday.

Meanwhile, Roosters winger Ryan Hall could also have a case to answer to over an ugly tackle on Dragons gun Zac Lomax in the first half.

After scoring the Dragons first try of the night, beating two Roosters defenders to slide over in the corner, Lomax reacted to a tackle attempt from Hall in which he appeared to twist the centre’s leg after scoring.

Lomax lay grounded for almost a minute after the try clutching at his left knee that was already wrapped in heavy strapping.

The incident didn’t gain attention from the on-field officials, however fans on Twitter called out the Englishman, with some labeling it a “dog act”.

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