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Wiping red card wrong on all counts

Exonerating Francois Steyn is a red card stain in Sanzar's rap sheet reports Wynne Gray New Zealand Herald It's equally as bad that Sanzar has chosen to...

Liam Messam Citing Upheld

A SANZAR Judicial Hearing has found Liam Messam of the Chiefs guilty of contravening Law 10.4 (m) Acts contrary to good sportsmanship, after he...

Steyn off the hook

Frans Steyn's red card has been rescinded after a Sanzar judicial hearing found him not guilty of executing a tip-tackle on Aaron Cruden. Steyn received...

Bismarck accepts wrongdoing

Bismarck du Plessis appeared in a SANZAR judicial hearing, following him being issued with a red card for foul play in the 18th minute...

Triggs gets one-week ban for punch

Blues lock Hayden Triggs has been banned for one week for his punch on Stormers captain Duane Vermeulen at Newlands on Saturday. The SANZAR Duty...

Hames banned for five weeks after punching

Highlanders prop Kane Hames has been banned for five weeks for punching an opponent in Saturday's clash with the Crusaders in Dunedin. The SANZAR Duty...

Ryno Barnes cleared of wrongdoing

GWK Griquas hooker Ryno Barnes on Friday was cleared of wrongdoing after receiving a red card in their Absa Currie Cup clash against the...

WP Elstadt suspended for three weeks

DHL Western Province flank Rynhardt Elstadt on Wednesday was suspended for three weeks for charging into a ruck dangerously in their Absa Currie Cup...

School coach suspended for breaching age-group regulations

A schools rugby coach who breached South African Rugby Union (SARU) rules governing under age rugby has been suspended and the points his school...

Griquas Francke founded not guilty

GWK Griquas outside centre Jonathan Francke was found not guilty at a SARU disciplinary hearing of executing a dangerous tackle in the Absa Currie...

Horwill : Reds were robbed by stupid refereeing

Reds captain James Horwill says that his team were "robbed by a stupid refereeing decision" in their first ever Super Rugby loss to the...

King suppend for one week

The SANZAR Duty Judicial Officer Peter Ingwersen has accepted a guilty plea from Chris King of the Highlanders for contravening Law 10.4 (a) Punching...

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

DHL Western Province and Stormers forward Michael Rhodes will appear before a South African Rugby Union (SARU) judicial committee on Thursday for a dangerous...

Horwill escapes the IRB’s attempted Bloody Azizes

Horwill will play despite the British media's trial. The Pommie media is having hysterics like a Mossad agent watching a plane take off with a...

Two Samoans in trouble

Two Samoans, one for impersonating a WWE wrestler and the other for sexual harassment, will appear before a disciplinary committee. Samoa fullback, James So'oialo, was...

SANZAR charges Henry with misconduct

Hot off the heels from the Stormers who were recently fined for a misconduct charge, RWC winning coach Graham Henry has now been officially...

‘Rebels’ penalty try was a mistake’ – Bray

Brenden Nel from SuperSport.com reports that SANZAR referee's boss, Lyndon Bray, admitted that the penalty try awarded to the Rebels in the last minutes...

Stormers fined over R200K

The Stormers have been fined over R 200 000.00 for bringing the game into disrepute. Release A SANZAR Judicial Hearing conducted by Mr Terry Willis (Australia)...

Frans not guilty

Frans Steyn has been found not guilty following a citing over the weekend. Steyn was cited by the match commissioner for charging into a ruck...

Ex-Bok assaulted at rugby

ormer Springbok scrumhalf and current College Rovers coach, Robert du Preez, was allegedly attacked by Brakpan fans and players following the Community Cup final...

WC to act against hooliganism

The Western Cape government has stepped into the escalating row over spectator hooliganism at stadiums. SAPA This follows a series of unsavoury incidents at stadiums in...

Kitshoff suspended for a week

A SANZAR Judicial Hearing has found Steven Kitshoff of the Stormers guilty of contravening Law 10.4 (e) Dangerous Tackling after he was cited during...

Tukkies give their side of the story

Following the recent furore that erupted over Tuks’ apparent breach of tournament rules on player eligibility, Prof. N.J. Grové from the University of Pretoria...

SARU & Kings media releases on issue of foreign players

SA Rugby have released a statement with regards to Kings selections of foreign players. Release The South African Rugby Union (SARU) has established an investigation into...

Chiliboy not guilty

Chiliboy was found not guilty for charging into a ruck with no arms. Release A SANZAR Judicial Hearing has found Chiliboy Ralepelle of the Bulls not...

Scrum’s hit taken away from school, club rugby

New scrum Laws to make amateur rugby safer will come into effect at club and schools level as the season gets underway this month,...

‘AB’s are not thugs’ – Hansen

All Blacks' coach Steve Hansen says his players are not thugs and claims they would not intentionally injure an opponent. Sport24 According to stuff.co.nz website, while Hansen was...

Mitchell not guilty, wants his job back

Suspended Golden Lions Rugby Union coach John Mitchell is committed to continuing in the role, buoyed by news that he has already been found...

Steyn, Mellet cited

Vodacom Blue Bulls players Mornè Steyn and Mornè Mellett have been cited following alleged foul play in their semi-final clash against The Sharks in...

Higginbotham gets 2-match ban

Qantas Wallabies forward, Scott Higginbotham, has this evening accepted a two week suspension on both counts after pleading guilty to two counts of striking...

Etzebeth suspended

A SANZAR Judicial Hearing has found Eben Etzebeth of South Africa guilty of contravening Law 10.4 (a) Punching or Striking after he was cited...

White Card extended to CRC

The Disciplinary Rules trial in place during the Super Rugby tournament will extend to The Rugby Championship, with the new system being fully reviewed...

No more tests for Lawrence

SANZAR head of referees Lyndon Bray confirmed on Wednesday that New Zealand referee Bryce Lawrence’s Test career is over, according to EWN Sport. Lawrence,...

Van der Linde not guilty

A SANZAR Judicial Hearing has found CJ van der Linde of the Lions not guilty of contravening Law 10.4 (m) Acts contrary to good...

CJ cited for biting

CJ van der Linde of the Lions has been cited for alleged foul play during a Super Rugby match at the weekend. van der Linde...

Haskell suspended for 3 weeks

The SANZAR Duty Judicial Officer Mike Heron has accepted a guilty plea from James Haskell of the Highlanders for contravening Law 10.4 (a) Punching...

Butch out for 4 weeks

Butch James has been suspended for 4 weeks following a guilty plea for foul play. The SANZAR Duty Judicial Officer Mike Heron has accepted a...

Auckland crowd behaviour investigated

As the Blues' pain over their poor on-field form continued, the franchise's off-field troubles escalated as their supporters showed the darker side of Auckland. Rugby365 At...

Schoolboy knocks ref out

A high school rugby player is facing criminal charges after he knocked a referee unconscious during a tournament in Pretoria, according to a report...

Bulls dismiss need for apology

The Vodacom Bulls will not agree to a demand from Crusaders coach Todd Blackadder that they need to apologize after no evidence of eye-gouging...

Jantjies issued with off-field yellow

Elton Jantjies of the Lions been issued with an off-field yellow card for contravening Law 10.4 (e) Dangerous Tackling during a Super Rugby match...

Vuna cited

Cooper Vuna of the Rebels has been cited for alleged foul play during a Super Rugby match at the weekend. Vuna is alleged to have...

Braid gets a 3 weeks suspension

Suspensions are coming thick and fast in Super Rugby it seems with news that Luke Braid has been suspended for 3 weeks for striking...

Digby gets 5 weeks

Reds wing, Digby Ioane, has been handed a lengthy suspension for a tip-tackle he made on Marcell Coetzee during the Sharks game. The SANZAR Duty...

Rugby hooliganism in Varsity Cup

The following story was sent to me following the supposed 'Greatest Rivalry in University Rugby' between Maties and Ikeys - quite frankly, it's disgusting. Written...

Watson hits back at Lions coach for ref rant

South African referees boss André Watson says Lions coach John Mitchell was wrong to criticise the assistant referees after his side lost to the...

SANZAR to probe Keith Brown’s scrum call

A controversial late penalty, which sunk the Cheetahs in their clash against the Brumbies, will be investigated by SANZAR. Sport24 The Brumbies won their Super Rugby...

Ranger cops 2 weeks

Rene Ranger will be suspended for 2 weeks after being found guilty of a dangerous and late tackle on the Bulls' Bjorn Basson. Release The SANZAR...

Why the Bulls did not get <i>‘that’</i> penalty

There has been a lot of controversy following the Bulls defeat last night to the Blues especially the incident that followed after the final...

Rene Ranger cited

Rene Ranger of the Blues has been cited for alleged foul play during a Super Rugby match at the weekend. Ranger is alleged to have...