Steyn, Horne both cited – Update

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Cell C Sharks centre Francois Steyn has been cited for alleged foul play during a Super Rugby match at the weekend.

Steyn is alleged to have contravened Law 10.4 (e) Dangerous tackling when he made contact with Waratahs’ player Kurtley Beale during the match against the Waratahs at Kings Park in Durban on Saturday.

The referee for the match, Mike Fraser, awarded a penalty for the incident which occurred in the 24th minute.

Upon further review of the match footage, the Citing Commissioner deemed in his opinion the incident had met the red card threshold for foul play.

The citing is to be considered in the first instance by SANZAR Duty Judicial Officer Jannie Lubbe SC.

All SANZAR disciplinary matters are in the first instance referred to a Duty Judicial Officer hearing to provide the option of expediting the judicial process.

For a matter to be dispensed with at this hearing, the person appearing must plead guilty and accept the penalty offered by the Duty Judicial Officer

Waratahs Player also Cited

The Waratahs player, Horne, has also been cited for foul play.

Horne is alleged to have contravened Law 10.4 (a): Punching or striking and 10.4 (e) Dangerous tackling.

His citings is the result of an incident when he made contact with Steyn in the 16th minute of the match.

The referee for the match, Mike Fraser, awarded a penalty for the incident. Upon further review of the match footage, the citing commissioner deemed in his opinion the incident had met the red card threshold for foul play.

 

Source:Sport24

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15 Comments on Steyn, Horne both cited – Update

  1. Cheika should be sanctioned also. Going onto the field and getting into a debate with the officials during the match is bad form.
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  2. @bryce_in_oz:

    The YC should not be viewed in isolation. The referee had issued repeated warnings to both teams about off-the-ball provocations and that’s exactly what Dennis did. Under the circumstances most referees would do the same.

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  3. I think the forearm to Frans’ face was a red card offence.
    Had it been properly dealt with, the tackle on Beale was unlikely to have happened, but a YC would have been fair if it did.
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  4. As for Dennis’ YC, you may take your pick. He offended under both m and n below and both teams had been warned.

    (m) Acts contrary to good sportsmanship. A player must not do anything that is against the
    spirit of good sportsmanship in the playing enclosure.
    Sanction: Penalty kick

    (n) Misconduct while the ball is out of play. A player, must not, while the ball is out of play,
    commit any misconduct, or obstruct or in any way interfere with an opponent.
    Sanction: Penalty kick

    Repeated infringements by the team. When different players of the same team repeatedly
    commit the same offence, the referee must decide whether or not this amounts to repeated
    infringement. If it does, the referee gives a general warning to the team and if they then
    repeat the offence, the referee cautions and temporarily suspends the guilty player(s). If a
    player of that same team then repeats the offence the referee sends off the guilty player(s).
    Sanction: Penalty kick

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  5. When watching in slow motion, Steyns offence felt ages too late and appears cynical.

    watching it at normal speed, it was a penalty at best.

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