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Roundball delays Cronjé hearing


Written by Rob Otto (robdylan)

Posted in :Currie Cup, In the news, Sharks on 22 Jul 2009 at 08:56
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The Sharks’ preparations for their Currie Cup clash against the Blue Bulls in Durban was disrupted by the soccer match between Kaizer Chiefs and Manchester City on Tuesday night.

Not only were the Sharks not able to train in their home ground, the disciplinary hearing of the flyhalf, Guy Cronjé, was also postponed to Wednesday, writes Christo Buchner for Sport24.co.za.

The stadium was closed most of Tuesday for preparations for the soccer match and those involved in Cronjé’s hearing couldn’t get into venue.

The 19-year-old flyhalf will therefore only appear before Decker Govender on Wednesday afternoon for his dangerous spear tackle on Boland lock Frikkie Spies.

The Sharks were forced to practice at a nearby high school on Tuesday. “It disrupted us, but that is how it goes in modern sport,” said Grant Bashford, the Sharks’ assistant coach.

It will be a blow to the Sharks if Cronjé is suspended. It will leave the Currie Cup champions with a flyhalf crisis on the eve of the battle with their arch-rivals, the Blue Bulls.

Argentine Juan Martin Hernandez will only arrive in Durban on Friday and therefore will not be considered for the Bulls match.

He was supposed to have arrived in South Africa at the start of the Currie Cup season two weeks ago, but the red tape around getting his work permit cost the Sharks the services of their most expensive “purchase” in the past few years.

Brian van Zyl, the executive head of Natal rugby said on Tuesday there was still “paperwork to be finalised”.

Bashford said fingers will be crossed that Cronjé will be found not guilty and be able to play against the Bulls. If not, Monty Dumond is considered the favourite to wear the No 10 jersey.

This uncertainty so close to the match against the Bulls, is the last thing that the Durban side need now.



39 Comments

  • am I the only one who thinks this is truly, truly pathetic?

  • Comment 1, posted at 22.07.09 09:10:33 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 1) :

    Very… :evil:

  • Comment 2, posted at 22.07.09 09:29:51 by blackshark Reply

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  • @blackshark (Comment 2) : and you actually LIKE soccer :)

  • Comment 3, posted at 22.07.09 09:35:22 by robdylan Reply
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  • Its actually called ‘football’ Rob. :???:

  • Comment 4, posted at 22.07.09 09:37:16 by wpw Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 3) :

    :lol: Yeah – but the “football” dudes are not the pathetic ones here…

    They booked a venue…end of story…

    If the Sharks only found out this week or yesterday that the venue was off limits for them – then someone is not doing their job. The Vodacom Challenge dates have been out for months…

    The guys who arranged a meeting at the same venue – on the day of the match…idiots…

  • Comment 5, posted at 22.07.09 09:57:36 by blackshark Reply

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  • Jeez how difficult is it to get 5 maybe 6 people to change venue in a day – to the local pub or a corporate office – please this is pathetic

  • Comment 6, posted at 22.07.09 10:01:41 by Worcestershire Sauce Reply
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  • The Sharks’ preparations for their Currie Cup clash against the Blue Bulls in Durban and the disciplinary hearing of the flyhalf, Guy Cronjé, almost disrupted the soccer match between Kaizer Chiefs and Manchester City on Tuesday night.

    That’s more like it… :mrgreen:

  • Comment 7, posted at 22.07.09 10:01:54 by blackshark Reply

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  • @blackshark (Comment 7) : grrrr

  • Comment 8, posted at 22.07.09 10:25:51 by robdylan Reply
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  • this is all a bit of a joke, i hope cronje does not get suspended, otherwise sharks will be in trouble on friday

  • Comment 9, posted at 22.07.09 10:30:28 by war1 Reply
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  • im actually waiting on that news to make my superbru pick, its that vital imo

  • Comment 10, posted at 22.07.09 10:32:11 by war1 Reply
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  • later all, gotta run, will join up later got an important meeting soon

  • Comment 11, posted at 22.07.09 10:32:58 by war1 Reply
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  • Pathetic
    You see, there is a good reason for building one multimillion rand stadium right next to…..another multimillion rand stadium.

  • Comment 12, posted at 22.07.09 10:33:58 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • @war1 (Comment 9) : I think he might be out anyway

  • Comment 13, posted at 22.07.09 11:00:57 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 13) :

    If we book ABSA Stadium for a circus from now until Friday at 7pm…will Guy be able to play? :neutral:

  • Comment 14, posted at 22.07.09 12:01:52 by blackshark Reply

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  • The Sharks were forced to practice at a nearby high school on Tuesday.

    there are one or two fields outside the stadium!

    Those darn soccer people! :mrgreen:

  • Comment 15, posted at 22.07.09 12:07:11 by Rahul Reply

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  • @blackshark (Comment 14) : good idea

  • Comment 16, posted at 22.07.09 12:07:19 by robdylan Reply
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  • how can be disrupted by having to chnage the venue – pleeease. Are we starting with excuses already.

  • Comment 17, posted at 22.07.09 12:15:36 by rekinek Reply
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  • no rob ur not the first :lol: i said on keo early this morning too that its a damn joke

  • Comment 18, posted at 22.07.09 12:34:32 by sharks_lover Reply
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  • The interesting thing is if the hearing goes ahead today and Cronje is found guilty he has 48 hours to appeal which means he will be able to play on friday

  • Comment 19, posted at 22.07.09 12:57:06 by Fattmann Reply
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  • @sharks_lover (Comment 18) : I said it to my mates yesterday, so Rob was actually third.

  • Comment 20, posted at 22.07.09 12:57:23 by Baldrick Reply

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  • @Fattmann (Comment 19) : Wouldn’t he be guilty until proven innocent during that 48 hour period?

  • Comment 21, posted at 22.07.09 12:58:15 by Baldrick Reply

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  • @sharks_lover (Comment 18) : it carries more weight if you say it here :-)

  • Comment 22, posted at 22.07.09 13:03:32 by robdylan Reply
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  • @Baldrick (Comment 20) : :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

  • Comment 23, posted at 22.07.09 13:10:07 by wpw Reply
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  • @Baldrick (Comment 21) : I would imagine so

  • Comment 24, posted at 22.07.09 13:27:35 by robdylan Reply
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  • @Baldrick (Comment 21) : if he appeals he will be able to play 48 hours so the earliest they will be able to hold the hearing is saturday
    game is friday night

  • Comment 25, posted at 22.07.09 13:37:04 by Fattmann Reply
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  • @Baldrick (Comment 21) : @robdylan (Comment 24) :

    Let’s just hope for nothing more than 2 weeks…

  • Comment 26, posted at 22.07.09 13:39:32 by blackshark Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 22) : lol fact is i agree its a disgrace

  • Comment 27, posted at 22.07.09 13:46:45 by sharks_lover Reply
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  • way i see it and i know it means sweet blow F$&@#$%68598 all what i think

    but surely by monday evening hearings for cited players should be finish , that will also leave a little time to appeal

    and this is happening with more and more citings

  • Comment 28, posted at 22.07.09 13:51:08 by sharks_lover Reply
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  • @Baldrick (Comment 21) : a cunning plan…. Well spotted. he can serve a ban next week when JMH is here! :mrgreen:

  • Comment 29, posted at 22.07.09 14:19:06 by Rahul Reply

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  • @Rahul (Comment 29) : ah, JMH… those three sweet, sweet letters!

  • Comment 30, posted at 22.07.09 14:37:08 by robdylan Reply
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  • Durban – Sharks flyhalf Guy Cronje was suspended from all rugby for one week following a disciplinary hearing on Wednesday.

    Cronje, who was cited following a yellow card for a dangerous tackle for his dangerous spear tackle on Boland lock Frikkie Spies during his team’s 46-10 victory over the Boland Cavaliers in an Absa Currie Cup match, appeared before judicial officer Dekker Govender at a hearing which took place at the offices of the Kwa-Zulu Natal Rugby Union.

    Cronje was represented at the hearing by his legal representative Darren Croxford.

    Govender reviewed the available evidence and the report of the match citing commissioner Edwin van Wyngaardt, who felt that the offence deserved a sterner punishment.

    Govender concluded that Cronje was guilty of a dangerous tackle and as a result, suspended the Sharks flyhalf from all rugby for one week up until Friday July 24, 2009.

    Cronje has the right to appeal.

  • Comment 31, posted at 22.07.09 16:21:25 by sharks_lover Reply
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  • @sharks_lover (Comment 31) : bollocks

  • Comment 32, posted at 22.07.09 16:26:29 by robdylan Reply
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  • They shouldve just said they are banning him for the Bulls match…

  • Comment 33, posted at 22.07.09 16:32:52 by blackshark Reply

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  • @blackshark (Comment 33) : exactly.

  • Comment 34, posted at 22.07.09 16:37:27 by robdylan Reply
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  • why you bollocksing me :???:

  • Comment 35, posted at 22.07.09 16:39:43 by sharks_lover Reply
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  • @blackshark (Comment 33) : Bulls need any help they can get :mrgreen:

    Sharks will manage without him.

  • Comment 36, posted at 22.07.09 16:41:38 by rekinek Reply
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  • i think that is the 5th time Govender has shafted the sharks

  • Comment 37, posted at 22.07.09 16:48:32 by Fattmann Reply
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  • @Fattmann (Comment 37) :
    I’m more annoyred with this Edwin van Wyngaardt that deemed it a sitable offence considering the refs had already punished him.

  • Comment 38, posted at 22.07.09 16:57:55 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • @sharks_lover (Comment 35) : I’m bollocksing the decision to suspend him!

  • Comment 39, posted at 22.07.09 17:05:19 by robdylan Reply
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