SANZAR charges Henry with misconduct

May 23, 2013
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Hot off the heels from the Stormers who were recently fined for a misconduct charge, RWC winning coach Graham Henry has now been officially charged for speaking out against referees.

SANZAR has brought a Misconduct Complaint against Sir Graham Henry of the Blues for comments made on TV NZ News on 21 May 2013 which were widely reported through other media outlets and online.

The complaint has been referred in the first instance to SANZAR Duty Judicial Officer Jannie Lubbe SC in accordance with Rule 10.12 of the SANZAR Disciplinary Rules contained in the 2013 Super Rugby Tournament Manual.

In bringing this complaint, SANZAR will allege that the comments made amount to Misconduct under Rule 10 of the SANZAR Disciplinary Rules and breach the SANZAR Code of Conduct Section 8.3 (a) and (e).

The hearing will take place via teleconference on Sunday 26 May 2013: 4pm (AEST), 6pm (NZST), 8am (SAST).

SANZAR will be making no further comment until this process has been completed.

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6 Comments

  1. avatar biltongbek says:
    May 23rd, 2013 at 8:55 am

    You would think Henry either believes he has a lot of influence to change laws, I think back to 2009 when he was very vocal about SA playing “non Rugby” and then we had the change of law at the tackle area, or he is picking the wrong battle to fight, if you are going to throw your toys and criticise referees in a match, pick one that was a lose affair, not one where you were beaten by 20 points.

  2. avatar Mug Punters Organisation of South Africa says:
    May 23rd, 2013 at 9:31 am

    Bit rich considering the RWC debacle right?
    We all know there was a fiddle or am I alone on the RWC?

    Clears transparent accountability. Like players getting dropped so should refs

  3. avatar out wide says:
    May 23rd, 2013 at 11:12 am

    Not surprising the “headmaster” has been called to order. Could get a caning come Sunday arvo. It may be a dark weekend for the Blues and their coaching staff with their impressive flank Luatua now missing the Brumbies game.

    Henry has received unexpected support for his attack on the officials from some quarters but there was no support for his scrumming advice to the Crusader’s Wyatt Crockett. Crockett said he will continue to scrum the way he always has and that he takes advice from a number of scrumming experts but that Graham Henry is not amongst these. :lol:

  4. avatar bryce_in_oz says:
    May 23rd, 2013 at 11:40 am

    How much was he fined is more to the point…

  5. avatar DavidS says:
    May 23rd, 2013 at 11:48 am

    Wooohoooo is headmaster Henry up for R200K contribution to SANZAR coffers?

    Strewth mate the days of Kiwis getting what they want died in 2011

    No Paddy No BRain to protect you NOW!

  6. avatar Americano says:
    May 23rd, 2013 at 3:28 pm

    Damning.
    Can they take away his Sirhood for this?

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