Sharks scrumhalf Rory Kockott will appear before a SANZAR Disciplinary Hearing on Monday, after being sent off for a striking offence during his team’s Super 14 match against the Highlanders in Durban at the weekend.
Rugby 365 reports Kockott was red carded by match referee Phillip Bosch for striking Highlanders flank Adam Thomson in the 76th minute of the match.
The Sharks won the match 23-15.
The hearing will take place at the offices of the KwaZulu-Natal Rugby Union in Durban.
Meanwhile Highlanders centre Daniel Bowden has been banned for one week for foul play, following his team’s 15-23 loss to the Sharks at the weekend, but prop Clint Newland was cleared on a charge of punching.
The two Highlanders players faced SANZAR Judicial Officer Dekker Govender in Durban on Sunday, having been cited for offences in the game.
Bowden was cited for a dangerous (high) tackle on Sharks centre Riaan Swanepoel in the 35th minute of the second half.
Bowden received a yellow card for the offence and pleaded guilty to the charge.
The defence argued that a yellow card was sufficient punishment, but the Judicial Officer imposed a one-week suspension up to and including May 9.
The suspension means Bowden will miss the Highlanders’ match against the Lions in Johannesburg on Friday.
The tighthead prop, Newland, was cited for striking Sharks prop Tendai Mtawarira in the first half of the match.
Newland was found not guilty by the Judicial Officer and the citing was set aside.Tweet