Disciplinary

Ryno Barnes cleared of wrongdoing

October 17, 2014
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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 Vodacom Blue Bulls last weekend for allegedly verbally abusing the referee. Barnes appeared before a SARU disciplinary committee in Kimberley on Thursday after being cited for breaching Law 10.4 (m)...
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WP Elstadt suspended for three weeks

September 10, 2014
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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 clash against the EP Kings last Friday. Elstadt received a yellow card for the incident, which was in breach of Law 10.4 (h), in the 57th minute of the match...
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School coach suspended for breaching age-group regulations

September 4, 2014
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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 took for the match were overturned, following a SARU disciplinary hearing. The charge was the first brought to SARU under new regulations that were introduced to protect players under the...
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Griquas Francke founded not guilty

August 14, 2014
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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 Cup Premier Division match between the GWK Griquas and Cell C Sharks in Kimberley on Saturday.   Francke was cited under law 10 .4 (j) for lifting a player from...
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Horwill : Reds were robbed by stupid refereeing

May 18, 2014
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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 Melbourne Rebels. Rebels fullback Jason Woodward kicked a late penalty to edge his team into a three point lead at 27-30 after it had looked like the match was headed...
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Posted in Disciplinary, Vodacom Super Rugby | 4 Comments »

King suppend for one week

May 12, 2014
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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 or striking, after he was cited during a Super Rugby match at the weekend.  King has been suspended from all forms of the game for one week up to and...
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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,...
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Horwill escapes the IRB’s attempted Bloody Azizes

July 2, 2013
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Horwill escapes the IRB’s attempted Bloody Azizes

Horwill will play despite the British media’s trial.
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Two Samoans in trouble

June 23, 2013
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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 cited for an incident involving South African hooker, Adriaan Strauss, in the Castle Lager Incoming Series final at Loftus Versfeld, Pretoria, on Saturday. So’oialo was cited under Law 10.4(m),...
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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.
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Posted in Disciplinary, Discliplinary actions | 6 Comments »

‘Rebels’ penalty try was a mistake’ – Bray

May 22, 2013
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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 of the game against the Stormers was an ‘honest mistake’.
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Stormers fined over R200K

May 15, 2013
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The Stormers have been fined over R 200 000.00 for bringing the game into disrepute.
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Frans not guilty

April 29, 2013
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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 in the 78th minute where he made contact with Chiefs player, Nanai-Williams. Following a review of the evidence, Jannie Lubbe, who conducted the hearing Steyn did not breach Law...
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Ex-Bok assaulted at rugby

April 5, 2013
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ormer Springbok scrumhalf and current College Rovers coach, Robert du Preez, was allegedly attacked by Brakpan fans and players following the Community Cup final in George on Monday.
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WC to act against hooliganism

April 5, 2013
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The Western Cape government has stepped into the escalating row over spectator hooliganism at stadiums.
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Kitshoff suspended for a week

March 25, 2013
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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 a Super Rugby match at the weekend.
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Tukkies give their side of the story

March 22, 2013
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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 wants to set the record straight.
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Posted in Disciplinary, Varsity cup | 9 Comments »

SARU & Kings media releases on issue of foreign players

March 19, 2013
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SA Rugby have released a statement with regards to Kings selections of foreign players.
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Chiliboy not guilty

March 4, 2013
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Chiliboy was found not guilty for charging into a ruck with no arms.
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Posted in Disciplinary, SANZAR, Super Rugby | 3 Comments »

Scrum’s hit taken away from school, club rugby

February 13, 2013
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New scrum Laws to make amateur rugby safer will come into effect at club and schools level as the season gets underway this month, following an initiative introduced by the South African Rugby Union (SARU).
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‘AB’s are not thugs’ – Hansen

November 26, 2012
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All Blacks’ coach Steve Hansen says his players are not thugs and claims they would not intentionally injure an opponent.
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Mitchell not guilty, wants his job back

November 5, 2012
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Suspended Golden Lions Rugby Union coach John Mitchell is committed to continuing in the role, buoyed by news that he has already been found not guilty of various charges of misconduct levelled against him by the GLRU, with a further six charges having been withdrawn by the Johannesburg-based club.
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Steyn, Mellet cited

October 22, 2012
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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 Durban on Saturday and both will appear before judicial officer Louis Booyse in Pretoria on Tuesday, 23 October 2012 at 14h00.
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Higginbotham gets 2-match ban

October 22, 2012
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Qantas Wallabies forward, Scott Higginbotham, has this evening accepted a two week suspension on both counts after pleading guilty to two counts of striking All Blacks captain, Richie McCaw, with the knee and the head.
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Posted in Disciplinary, Discliplinary actions | 6 Comments »

Etzebeth suspended

September 10, 2012
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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 during the match at the weekend between Australia and South Africa in The Rugby Championship.
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White Card extended to CRC

August 16, 2012
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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 at the end of the Southern Hemisphere season.
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Posted in Castle Rugby Championship, Disciplinary, Laws and Technical Issues | 5 Comments »

No more tests for Lawrence

July 25, 2012
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SANZAR head of referees Lyndon Bray confirmed on Wednesday that New Zealand referee Bryce Lawrence’s Test career is over, according to EWN Sport.
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Posted in Disciplinary, Laws and Technical Issues | 6 Comments »

Van der Linde not guilty

May 30, 2012
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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 sportsmanship after he was cited following a Super Rugby match at the weekend. Saru Media Release The citing was not upheld. The incident occurred in the 10th minute of the...
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