Morne gets 1 week ban

Vodacom Blue Bulls player Mornè Steyn has been suspended for one week of rugby after being found guilty by a SARU Judicial Officer on Tuesday.

Steyn was cited for allegedly breaching law, 10.4 (a), which deals with the striking of an opponent with, for instance the arm, following the Vodacom Blue Bulls’ semi-final clash against The Sharks in Durban on Saturday.

Judicial Officer Louis Booyse suspended Steyn from all forms of rugby until 28 October 2012.

Vodacom Blue Bulls player Mornè Mellett was cited for tripping Sharks flyhalf Patrick Lambie, contrary to law 10.4 (d) in the 29th minute of the same match. Booyse found that the yellow card issued was sufficient punishment under the circumstances.

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    October 23, 2012 at 7:45 pm

    Useless ban, effectively he is not punished at all – so why cite him?

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    The Year of the Cheetah

    October 23, 2012 at 8:37 pm

    Reply to Morné @ 7:45 pm:

    shit and here I was thinking we wont have to read your drivel for a week…

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    October 23, 2012 at 8:45 pm

    Reply to The Year of the Cheetah @ 8:37 pm:

    No such luck buddy! I already have a column planned!

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    October 24, 2012 at 8:36 am

    It is a bit silly. Make it one game at least, banning him for one week when his team will not play anyway is pathetic.

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    Golden Earring

    October 24, 2012 at 2:36 pm

    It was inevitable. Morne Steyn will miss his suspension too.


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