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Sykes and Greeff cleared by SARU

ORC Griquas No8 Carel Greeff and Eastern Province Kings lock and captain, Steven Sykes, can be considered for Absa Currie Cup action this weekend following the outcomes of their SARU Judicial Hearings on Wednesday. The hearings took place via teleconference and advocate Robert Stelzner acted as the Judicial Officer in both instances. Greeff was cited […]

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Greeff and Sykes to face SARU disciplinary hearings

  ORC Griquas number eight Carel Greeff will appear before a SARU disciplinary committee on Wednesday after being cited for a dangerous tackle in the Absa Currie Cup Premier Division match against the Toyota Free State Cheetahs last Friday in Kimberley. Greeff was cited for allegedly contravening law 10.4 (f) and law 10.4 (j) by […]

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SANZAR inconsistent yet again

Inconsistency in SANZAR Judicial Systems …..what else do we expect? Stormers Du Preez gets 6 weeks for Tip Tackle The SANZAR Duty Judicial Officer Nigel Hampton QC has accepted a guilty plea from Robert du Preez of the Stormers for contravening Law 10.4 (j) Lifting Tackle, after he was cited following a Super Rugby match […]

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Latu and Skelton appeals rejected

Waratahs forwards Tolu Latu and Will Skelton have both had their appeals against suspensions rejected by SANZAR. Both players will now serve their respective four-week and two-week bans as previously determined. A SANZAR Appeals Committee, chaired by Lex Mpati (South Africa) and comprising Adam Casselden (Australia) and Chris Morris (New Zealand) unanimously dismissed an appeal […]

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Skelton and Latu gets off lightly

If one look at what happened earlier in the season with the likes of Frans Steyn then you realize that to understand SANZAR disciplinary procedures and action taken against players is the same as to get your mind around evolution. By: Jacques Nortier   Will Skelton and Silatolu Latu have both been cited for a […]

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Weekend’s “BadBoys” club

This week sees a few citing of players that nominated themselves for some force rest in the final stages of the Super Rugby competition. The Australian Waratahs have two players sitting in-front of SANZAR to explain there actions on the field after there match against the Crusaders.Both Silatolu Latu and Will Skelton was cited by the Citing Commissioner. […]

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Prior only gets 3 weeks for tip tackle

The SANZAR Duty Judicial Officer Nigel Hampton QC has accepted a guilty plea from Ian Prior of the Force for contravening Law 10.4 (j) Lifting Tackle, after he was sent off following a Super Rugby match at the weekend. Prior has been suspended from all forms of the game for three weeks up to and including […]

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Appeals committee suspend Steyn until 3 May

Frans Steyn has been given a suspension from all forms of the game up until 3 May 2015 by the SANZAR Appeals Commitee 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; Lifting a player from the ground […]

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SANZAR appeal against Steyn’s ruling

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 […]

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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 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 […]

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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 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 […]

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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 a red card during the first half of the Shark’s 12-11 victory over the Chiefs at Kings Park for a dangerous tackle on Cruden. However, after further reviewing the evidence, […]

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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 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. […]

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Elliot gets 1 week and Bismarck gets 4

The SANZAR Duty Judicial Officer Adam Casselden has accepted a guilty plea from Hikawera Elliot of the Chiefs for contravening Law 10.4 (h) Dangerous Charging, after he was sent off in a Super Rugby match at the weekend.   Elliot has been suspended from all forms of the game for one week up to and […]

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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 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 […]