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Steyn gets 4 weeks for high tackle on Sexton

South African Francois Steyn will have to sit out for the next four weeks after he was suspended by an independent Disciplinary Hearing in...

Fekitoa banned, Cane and Sanchez free to play

All Blacks will have to be without Malakai Fekitoa this weekend when they take on France but star flanker Sam Cane are free to...

Lood de Jager suspended for one match

Lood de Jager has been suspended from possible participation in the Springboks’ next match against the Barbarians in London on 5 November, SANZAAR announced...

Mtawarira issued a warning

Tendai Mtawarira of South Africa has been issued with a Citing Commissioner Warning for contravening Law 10.4(e) Dangerous tackling around an opponents neck. Mtawarira grasped...

Zas gets two weeks for tackle

The SANZAAR Duty Judicial Officer Nigel Hampton QC has accepted a guilty plea from Leonil Zas of the Stormers for contravening Law 10.4 (i)...

Bond gets four-week suspension for red card

Sunwolves lock Timothy Bond has been suspended for a month after the SANZAAR Duty Judicial Officer Michael Heron QC accepted his guilty plea for...

Striking player multiple times – One week suspension?

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,...

No Action against NZ Sevens eight man try

World Rugby has stated that the New Zealand Sevens side will not be charged with misconduct after fielding an extra man against Australia in...

Disciplinary farce hurts RWC credibility

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...
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Double standards from World Rugby on citings ?

Questions need to be asked what is going on in the World Cup where players are deliberately committing dangerous play and World Rugby is...

Galarza suspended for nine weeks

Argentina lock Mariano Galarza will play no further part in the World Cup after being suspended for nine weeks. The Pumas second row was found...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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 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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Lachlan’s Appeal Dismissed

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...

Four week ban for Butch

The Sanzar judicial officer Jannie Lubbe has accepted a guilty plea from Butch James of the Sharks for a dangerous tackle on Bulls' Jurgen...

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...

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...

Dirtbin bans liquor near stadium

According to The Mercury website, Durban authorities have warned that rugby fans caught drinking in the outlying areas of Kings Park Stadium will face...

Bakkies back to form

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...

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...

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...

Hore apologises for his actions

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,...

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...

Cooper cops a huge fine and suspended ban

Quade Cooper has today been found to be in breach of the ARU Code of Conduct in respect of his social media and media...

Morne gets 1 week ban

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

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...