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Is it Finally over?


Written by Andre Bosch (KSA Shark ©)

Posted in :Lions, Original Content, WP on 17 Aug 2008 at 20:30
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It seems the WPRFU vs. GLRU court battle over Mujati is finally over. Or is it?

Reports today indicate that SARU will be R5,000-00 richer after Western Province have been ordered to pay this amount to SARU for ignoring the player transfer regulation while obtaining the services of Springbok Prop Brian Mujati.

WPRFU have been fined R10,000-00 for Brian Mujati joining them without the necessary documentation being in place R5,000-00 of this has been suspended with the rest to be paid to SARU.

The spat started when Mujati joined WP without first obtaining a clearance / transfer certificate, meaning he was never officially released from the Lions to play for Western Province

The Lions took legal action after WP started negotiations with Mujati while he was still contracted to them. In a strange twist the Lions lost this court action because their contract with Mujati could not be considered binding as he did not have the correct work permit to work in South Africa.

This week however the Lions got their victory. It can hardly be called anything other than a symbolic victory though. With WP getting away with no more than a “don’t do that again”. In effect WP are being fined for breaking a SARU transfer rule rather than negotiating with a player while he is still contracted to another union.

This legal tussle has been going on for months now. Let’s hope it is finally over. Was the tussle really ever over Mujati or was it over the regulations being completely disregarded?



28 Comments

  • WP have dodged a big bullet here IMO.

    That said though, I don’t for a split second let myself be fooled into thinking that WP are the only ones talking to players before they are supposed to.

  • Comment 1, posted at 17.08.08 20:34:02 by KSA Shark © Reply
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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 1) : That was politics (rugby) for the benefit of politicians. They should take a leaf out of Sharksworld’s book and ban politics. I motion for “away with politicians”!! :???:

  • Comment 2, posted at 18.08.08 06:21:02 by Silver Fox Reply
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  • Five thousand ront? :lol: That’ll teach ‘em. :roll:

  • Comment 3, posted at 18.08.08 07:12:47 by McLovin Reply
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  • @Silver Fox (Comment 2) : Seconded

  • Comment 4, posted at 18.08.08 08:00:08 by robdylan Reply
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  • @McLovin (Comment 3) : They’ll have to sell off another asset to pay the fine. Which, incidentally, should probably have been paid to the Lions who they skrewed!

  • Comment 5, posted at 18.08.08 09:00:26 by Baldrick Reply

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  • @Baldrick (Comment 5) : yeah, don’t you love the way SARU pockets the money? ;)

  • Comment 6, posted at 18.08.08 09:13:52 by robdylan Reply
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  • Well they have to use something to put together sweeters for the likes of the SE Cape debacle. Modern day Robin Hood.

    Although, in this case, a fine is the correct thing to do, it’s just the size and the recipient I find a little laughable.

  • Comment 7, posted at 18.08.08 09:17:04 by Baldrick Reply

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  • Surely there should be a standard penalty. For example you do X then penalty is Y. Money or log points or whatever.

  • Comment 8, posted at 18.08.08 09:32:56 by McLovin Reply

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  • @McLovin (Comment 8) : that would imply consistency and good administration… surely you jest? ;)

  • Comment 9, posted at 18.08.08 09:49:52 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 9) : One can only hope… :roll: :mrgreen:

  • Comment 10, posted at 18.08.08 10:46:46 by McLovin Reply

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  • @McLovin (Comment 10) : more like dream

  • Comment 11, posted at 18.08.08 11:03:49 by robdylan Reply
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  • And the Lions get what out of this?

  • Comment 12, posted at 18.08.08 13:42:35 by walter van transvaal.co.za Reply

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  • @walter van transvaal.co.za (Comment 12) : I believe it’s called “fokol” in the vernacular.

  • Comment 13, posted at 18.08.08 13:53:18 by robdylan Reply
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  • @walter van transvaal.co.za (Comment 12) : Walter, we could have given your franchise away, it took you so long. :grin:

  • Comment 14, posted at 18.08.08 13:53:59 by Silver Fox Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 13) : You can see why he is not exactly our diplomat? :twisted:

  • Comment 15, posted at 18.08.08 13:55:01 by Silver Fox Reply

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  • @Silver Fox (Comment 14) :

    I guess that’s how long legal matters take…is it not a guilty verdict and now we can sue for damages?

  • Comment 16, posted at 18.08.08 13:56:54 by walter van transvaal.co.za Reply

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  • @walter van transvaal.co.za (Comment 16) : Lions lost the court battle.

  • Comment 17, posted at 18.08.08 14:01:06 by McLovin Reply

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  • @walter van transvaal.co.za (Comment 16) : Are you guys that much outa money?

  • Comment 18, posted at 18.08.08 14:10:02 by Silver Fox Reply

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  • @Silver Fox (Comment 18) : did you spend all the Coke money already?

  • Comment 19, posted at 18.08.08 14:16:51 by robdylan Reply
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  • Lions should be fined for employing & fielding an illegal player. :twisted:

  • Comment 20, posted at 18.08.08 14:20:27 by McLovin Reply

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  • Stormers should be docked all their Super 14 points gained in games which Mujati played. I think the Lions would then end ahead of them. :twisted:

  • Comment 21, posted at 18.08.08 14:39:31 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • @Salmonoid (Comment 21) : Salmo, we are in the 21st century allready…

  • Comment 22, posted at 18.08.08 14:46:15 by Silver Fox Reply

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  • @Silver Fox (Comment 22) : huh?

  • Comment 23, posted at 18.08.08 14:55:37 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 23) : He he he. That is history. Nothing to be gained.

  • Comment 24, posted at 18.08.08 14:57:10 by Silver Fox Reply

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  • @Silver Fox (Comment 24) : ah – ok ;)

  • Comment 25, posted at 18.08.08 14:58:45 by robdylan Reply
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  • @Silver Fox (Comment 22) :
    Exactly, and it will give the Lions something to smile about this century – times have been rough for them since 1999.

  • Comment 26, posted at 18.08.08 16:09:21 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • @Salmonoid (Comment 26) : yeah – we’ve been much better off ;)

  • Comment 27, posted at 18.08.08 16:20:33 by robdylan Reply
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  • @Salmonoid (Comment 26) :

    The “Cats” played in the semi’s twice since 1999….it was in 2000 and 2001, but that almost feels as long ago as 1999…LOL!

  • Comment 28, posted at 18.08.08 21:14:13 by walter van transvaal.co.za Reply

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