Discliplinary actions

Wiping red card wrong on all counts

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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…

Liam Messam Citing Upheld

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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…

Steyn off the hook

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Frans Steyn’s red card has been rescinded after a Sanzar judicial hearing found him not guilty of executing a tip-tackle on Aaron Cruden.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…

Bismarck accepts wrongdoing

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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…

Triggs gets one-week ban for punch

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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…

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…

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.…

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…