Tuesday, 21 January 2014 Michael Rhodes to face SARU judicial committee

January 21, 2014
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DHL Western Province and Stormers forward Michael Rhodes will appear before a South African Rugby Union (SARU) judicial committee on Thursday for a dangerous tackle in the Absa Currie Cup final against The Sharks in Cape Town last season.

The disciplinary hearing was initially set to take place in the week following the match, but had to be rescheduled twice, resulting in a postponement until January.

Rhodes was cited for a dangerous tackle in the second half of the Absa Currie Cup final when he placed his arm around Sharks hooker Bismarck du Plessis’ neck in a maul and maintained his grip for a few seconds. This was in breach of law 10.4 (e) relating to dangerous tackling.

The hearing will take place in Cape Town on Thursday at 10h00. Adv Donny Jacobs will serve as the Judicial Officer.

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4 Comments

  1. avatar David Spohr says:
    January 23rd, 2014 at 6:56 am

    So what was the sound of the music?

  2. avatar Jacques Nortier says:
    January 23rd, 2014 at 9:49 am

    Still waiting

  3. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    January 23rd, 2014 at 2:27 pm

    Update:

    DHL Western Province and Stormers forward Michael Rhodes was cleared of further sanctions on Thursday after being cited for a dangerous tackle in the Absa Currie Cup final against The Sharks in Cape Town last season.

    Rhodes appeared before a South African Rugby Union judicial committee in Cape Town following the postponement of his disciplinary hearing at the end of last season.

    The player was cited for a tackle in the second half of the Absa Currie Cup final when he placed his arm around Sharks hooker Bismarck du Plessis’ neck in a maul and maintained his grip for a few seconds.

    This was in breach of law 10.4 (e) relating to dangerous tackling.

    The presiding judicial officer Adv Donny Jacobs was satisfied with the referee’s decision to penalise the player during the match and felt that no further sanction was necessary.

  4. avatar DavidS says:
    January 23rd, 2014 at 8:27 pm

    Classic… we’re as bad as the SANZAR clowns… no wonder we never complain… a few years ago as a Lions player Rhodes did that and got a lengthy ban.

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