Striking player multiple times – One week suspension?

March 21, 2016 6
No it is not April Fools day yet, we keep that specially for SARU when they hopefully announce the new man to coach the Springboks, but it might feels like it is after Chris Morris gave Josh Mann-Rea a one week suspension after striking a player multiple times on Saturday at Newlands. The game of rugby is…

Disciplinary farce hurts RWC credibility

October 15, 2015 4
A wonderful World Cup endured probably its lowest moment on Tuesday following four new incomprehensible disciplinary decisions....reports Planet Rugby The gap between the haves and the have nots appears to be getting wider as disciplinary hearings hand out minimal sanctions to players from the leading nations while the lower tier teams are offered no such…

Cheika and Peyper warned by SANZAR

April 9, 2015 8
SANZAR confirms that it received a formal complaint in regard to the alleged conduct of Waratahs head coach, Michael Cheika, following the Waratahs v Blues match played at Allianz Stadium on Saturday 28 March. After undertaking a thorough investigation, including receiving statements from all parties involved, it was determined that Mr Cheika had approached the match…

Appeals committee suspend Steyn until 3 May

March 31, 2015 11
Frans Steyn has been given a suspension from all forms of the game up until 3 May 2015 by the SANZAR Appeals Commitee [caption id="attachment_46364" align="aligncenter" width="160"] Super Rugby[/caption] At a SANZAR judicial hearing on 23 March 2015, SANZAR Judicial Officer, Jannie Lubbe SC, found Francois Steyn not guilty of contravening Law 10.4 (j), which provides;…

SANZAR appeal against Steyn’s ruling

March 25, 2015 13
SANZAR has lodged an appeal against the outcome of a judicial hearing held on Monday 23 March that found Francois Steyn of the Sharks not guilty of contravening Law 10.4 (j). A SANZAR Appeals Committee, chaired by Terry Willis, with Nigel Hampton QC and Robert Stelzner SC as members, will hear the appeal via videoconference…

Wiping red card wrong on all counts

March 25, 2015 4
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 remove the red card from Steyn's record in a decision which will encourage illegal gang tackling. Clearing Steyn of any wrongdoing against the Chiefs is a rebuke for referee Angus…

Liam Messam Citing Upheld

March 24, 2015 1
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 was cited following a Super Rugby match at the weekend. No sanction has been imposed on the player. The incident occurred in the 18th minute of the Super Rugby match between…

Steyn off the hook

March 24, 2015 8
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. [caption id="attachment_45263" align="aligncenter" width="620"] Photo: Anesh Debiky/Gallo Images[/caption] Steyn received a red card during the first half of the Shark's 12-11 victory over the Chiefs at Kings Park for a dangerous tackle…

Bismarck accepts wrongdoing

March 23, 2015 0
Bismarck du Plessis appeared in a SANZAR judicial hearing, following him being issued with a red card for foul play in the 18th minute of yesterday’s Vodacom Super Rugby match against the Chiefs at Growthpoint KINGS PARK. Upon pleading guilty to the charge, SANZAR Duty Judicial Officer Adam Casselden, handed du Plessis a four-week suspension.…

Triggs gets one-week ban for punch

February 23, 2015 0
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 Judicial Officer Robert Stelzner SC has accepted a guilty plea from Triggs for contravening Law 10.4 (a) Punching or striking, after he was sent off. Triggs has been suspended from…

Hames banned for five weeks after punching

February 23, 2015 0
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 Judicial Officer Robert Stelzner SC accepted a guilty plea from Hames for contravening Law 10.4 (a) Punching or striking, after he was cited following the Super Rugby match at the…

Ryno Barnes cleared of wrongdoing

October 17, 2014 0
[caption id="attachment_48162" align="aligncenter" width="360"] Ryno Barnes[/caption] 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…

WP Elstadt suspended for three weeks

September 10, 2014 5
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 and…

School coach suspended for breaching age-group regulations

September 4, 2014 1
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 age…

Griquas Francke founded not guilty

August 14, 2014 0
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.   [caption id="attachment_46657" align="aligncenter" width="350"] Jonathan Francke Red Card[/caption] Francke was cited under law 10…
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