Discliplinary actions

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,…

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…

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…

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 of winger, Lachlan Mitchell’s, one match ban. Judicial Officer, Nigel Hampton QC, found Mitchell…

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 Visser, after he was cited during Saturday’s Super Rugby against the two teams.

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 cited for an incident involving South African hooker, Adriaan Strauss, in the Castle Lager Incoming…

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 in the 78th minute where he made contact with Chiefs player, Nanai-Williams. Following a review…