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Ben Flower of Wigan Warriors has been charged with the Grade F offence of violent and aggressive punching/punching an off-guard opponent (Lance Hohaia) in the second minute of the match," said a statement on the RFL website.
Despite big-wave warnings, two walls of water caught dozens of spectators off-guard and knocked them over onto a rocky beach as they watched a Northern California surfing contest, leaving some with broken bones.
In a 1996 article on Seamus Heaney's poetry, Suzanne Keen comments that Heaney shows us being "caught off-guard by the marvelous" (Commonweal, May 17, 1996).
This theme was taken up again in the video, Les Chefs d'Etat (The heads of state, 1993), a series of images of political figures caught off-guard, zapped incessantly at the viewer.
If Collison can't play, freshman Russell Westbrook will start, and leading scorer and off-guard Arron Afflalo will be the backup.
Being a former high school wishbone option coach, I have always incorporated an open package to keep the defenses off-guard and force them to play assignment football.
We were caught off-guard,'' said red-faced Emmy producer Annie Thingforajoke.
Caught off-guard: For all the time Francisco Rodriguez puts into preparation, approach and performance, he can still be caught off-guard.
The distinguished British actor, who had been working extensively since the 1960s, might have been caught off-guard by the intense focus brought on by an Academy Award nomination.
And some could get caught off-guard by an unanticipated slowdown in this revenue stream, Kyser reasoned.
Graden explains that MTV decided to focus on the "seeds of hate" after an early national survey they conducted among 12- to 24-year-olds showed that concern about discrimination was on the rise: "It caught me off-guard, because as a gay man, I thought, We've made such strides--I mean, isn't this an inclusive world?