Kamana in trouble

March 14, 2011
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Lions fullback James Kamana will appear at a SANZAR judicial hearing in Johannesburg on Tuesday 15 March after being cited for a dangerous tackle during last Saturday’s Super Rugby clash with the Cheetahs in Bloemfontein.

The hearing will be chaired by Advocate Jannie Lubbe (SC) and will commence at 11h00 [20h00 Aus, 22h00 NZ] in the Golden Lions Boardroom at the Johannesburg Stadium.

Kamana is allegedly in breach of Foul Play Law 10.4 {j} Lifting a player from the ground and dropping that player into the ground whilst that player’s feet are still off the ground, such that the player’s head and or upper body come into contact with the ground.

Kamana was penalised with a yellow card for the “tip” tackle on Cheetahs centre Robert Ebersohn in the 60th minute of the match.

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  1. avatar JT says:
    March 14th, 2011 at 9:38 am

    Stupid but I have seen worse this weekend that have not been cited! Especially how some players enter the rucks!

  2. avatar KietieCat says:
    March 14th, 2011 at 9:48 am

    I have seen some fists being thrown about and nothing was said or done…

  3. avatar Morné says:
    March 14th, 2011 at 9:55 am

    His problem here will be that in the process of the tackle, he actually stopped, and had a second go and then tipped the player.

    They will highlight clear intent – I think he is screwed but it will be interesting to see for how long he will be out given the very lenient sentence in the Force case.

  4. avatar G-Man says:
    March 14th, 2011 at 10:04 am

    What I saw, I think the YC was suffice, as the player was horizontal, but wasn’t speared like Ndugane, might be wrong though. I also don’t think it was intentionally.

    Anyways, I think if he gets banned it will be a game, besides no train smash for the starting team against the Farts.

    Jaco at FB and if to be replaced Killian can cover and bring in Noble or one of those guys on the bench.

  5. avatar DavidS says:
    March 14th, 2011 at 10:14 am

    Jis ja in the Stormers Highlanders game even the commentators were saying there would be a commissioner sitting up till late to cite

    But nothing… was it the guy who watched the Bulls / Canes game a few years ago… the affirmative who got too pissed and left the game?

    Surprised by the Kamana citing… even the guys at the side of the field said that he had not had intent and had tried to put the guy down…

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