Discliplinary actions

JP du Preez suspended for four weeks

September 26, 2014
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JP du Preez suspended for four weeks

Golden Lions Under-21 lock JP du Preez was suspended for four weeks on Thursday for a dangerous tackle in their Absa Under-21 Championship clash against the Sharks at Ellis Park last Friday. Du Preez dived over a ruck into Sharks scrumhalf Stefan Ungerer while the player was trying to grasp the ball and made...
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Ben gets five weeks ban for pushing referee

September 4, 2014
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Ben gets five weeks ban for pushing referee

A strong message of do not touch officials has been send out in New Zeeland with the ban of five weeks for Waikato prop Ben Tameifuna. Tameifuna pushed referee Glen Jackson in the game while defending his try line last week. He was cited for ‘acting against the spirit of good sportsmanship’ after pushing...
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Orie suspended for 1 week for tackle on JD

September 3, 2014
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Orie suspended for 1 week for tackle on JD

Vodacom Blue Bulls Under-21 lock Marvin Orie on Wednesday received a one-week suspension for a dangerous tackle in the team’s Absa Under-21 Competition match against DHL Western Province. Orie was cited on Sunday for tackling DHL Western Province lock JD Schickerling around the neck in the third minute of the clash and pulling him...
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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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Five-week ban for Lee

June 25, 2014
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Five-week ban for Lee

Wales prop Samson Lee was slapped with a five-week ban for his ugly headbutt on South African lock Flip van der Merwe in the second Test in Nelspruit last week.The 21-year-old prop, who made his first start in an international, will miss the first three weeks of Scarlets’ Pro12 season and friendlies against Bath...
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Horwill to face SANZAR

May 23, 2014
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Horwill to face SANZAR

Reds captain James Horwill will face a SANZAR hearing after he criticised match referee Steve Walsh after their 27-30 loss to the Rebels on Saturday. Referee Walsh red carded Ed O’Donoghue on advice from TMO Steve Leszczynski and awarded a match winning penalty to the Rebels in the final minute of the match. O’Donoghue’s...
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Deysel gets three weeks

May 21, 2014
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Deysel gets three weeks

Sharks flanker Jean Deysel has been suspended for three weeks for stamping on Jordan Taufua in the Sharks 25-30 Super Rugby victory over the Crusaders. Deysel has been suspended from all forms of rugbyup to and including Saturday 7 June 2014 which means that he can play in the Sharks last two regular season...
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Lachlan’s Appeal Dismissed

July 8, 2013
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A.R.U Media Release: Monday, 8th July, 2013 REBELS WINGER LACHLAN MITCHELL APPEAL DISMISSED: Independent IRB Judicial Officer Lex Mpati has dismissed the RaboDirect Melbourne Rebels appeal of winger, Lachlan Mitchell’s, one match ban. Judicial Officer, Nigel Hampton QC, found Mitchell guilty of lifting British & Irish Lions winger Simon Zebo in the seventh match...
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Four week ban for Butch

July 7, 2013
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The Sanzar judicial officer Jannie Lubbe has accepted a guilty plea from Butch James of the Sharks for a dangerous tackle on Bulls’ Jurgen Visser, after he was cited during Saturday’s Super Rugby against the two teams.
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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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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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Dirtbin bans liquor near stadium

April 16, 2013
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According to The Mercury website, Durban authorities have warned that rugby fans caught drinking in the outlying areas of Kings Park Stadium will face arrest, as police step up efforts to enforce existing liquor legislation banning the consumption of alcohol in public spaces.
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Bakkies back to form

April 8, 2013
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World Cup-winning Springbok lock Bakkies Botha was a fiery presence as Toulon marched into the Heineken Cup semi-finals at the weekend … perhaps a tad too fiery.
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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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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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Hore apologises for his actions

November 29, 2012
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New Zealand hooker Andrew Hore apologised on Thursday for a hit from behind on Wales lock Bradley Davies that resulted in a five-match ban, saying he had let down his team and the entire country.
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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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Cooper cops a huge fine and suspended ban

October 31, 2012
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Quade Cooper has today been found to be in breach of the ARU Code of Conduct in respect of his social media and media comments between Saturday 22 and Thursday 27 September.
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Morne gets 1 week ban

October 23, 2012
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Vodacom Blue Bulls player Mornè Steyn has been suspended for one week of rugby after being found guilty by a SARU Judicial Officer on Tuesday.
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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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