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Fourie suspended for 4 weeks


Written by Andre Bosch (KSA Shark ©)

Posted in :In the news, Springboks, Tri Nations on 13 Sep 2009 at 15:16
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Springbok centre Jaque Fourie has been suspended for four weeks for a dangerous tackle during the All Blacks v South Africa Test at Waikato Stadium in Hamilton, yesterday.

Fourie, represented by Aaron Lloyd, appeared before SANZAR Judicial Officer Paul Tully at a hearing held in Hamilton on Sunday after being cited by Citing Commissioner Scott Nowland for a dangerous tackle in breach of law 10.4 (i), on All Blacks player Ma’a Nonu in the 70th minute of the match.

In his defence, Fourie submitted that the lifting tackle was not intentional, but reckless, and was at the lower end of the sanction scale.

After viewing video evidence and hearing submissions, Mr Tully found that there was a reckless lifting tackle which was clearly dangerous and placed the player in a vulnerable position when he landed on his neck and shoulder.

Fourie has been suspended for four weeks up to, and including, 19 October 2009.  The player indicated that for recovery reasons, he has no intention of playing on the weekend of the 19-20 September, and therefore the suspension commences from the weekend of 26-27 September 2009.

Courtesy of News 24



26 Comments

  • Fourie has been suspended for four weeks up to, and including, 19 October 2009. The player indicated that for recovery reasons, he has no intention of playing on the weekend of the 19-20 September, and therefore the suspension commences from the weekend of 26-27 September 2009.

    WTF?????????????????????

    “Ag I wasn’t gonna play next weekend anyway so sommer just start the suspension a week later”

    WTF???????????

    Has Fourie got a dispute with the Lions and doesn’t WANT to play for them so this way he ensures he is out until AFTER the Semi-Finals?

  • Comment 1, posted at 13.09.09 15:20:06 by KSA Shark © Reply
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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 1) : LOL Brilliant.

  • Comment 2, posted at 13.09.09 16:30:58 by klempie Reply
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  • “Ag The Lions aren’t going to make the semis anyway so sommer just start the suspension a week later”

  • Comment 3, posted at 13.09.09 16:31:34 by klempie Reply
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  • was about to say – will give him some time to visit lawyers :twisted:

    so the number of boks going back to lions – “0″ and at the beginning i thought they would sneak into semis.

  • Comment 4, posted at 13.09.09 16:43:09 by rekinek Reply
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  • @klempie (Comment 3) : :mrgreen:

  • Comment 5, posted at 13.09.09 17:48:38 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • From 365

    The New Zealand judiciary, in the guise of a SANZAR disciplinary committee, had the last say against the victorious Springbok team of John Smit.

    SANZAR Judicial Officer Paul Tully saw fit to ban Springbok centre Jaque Fourie for four weeks for a ‘dangerous tackle’ in the closing stages of the Boks’ 32-29 Tri-Nations clinching Test victory against the All Blacks.

    Fourie appeared before Tully at a hearing held in Hamilton on Sunday, after being cited by Citing Commissioner Scott Nowland for a tackle in breach of law 10.4 (i), on All Blacks player Ma’a Nonu in the 70th minute of the match.

    Tully rejected Fourie’s plea that the tackle was ‘reckless’ rather than ‘intentional’ and should be viewed at the lower end of the penalty scale.

    “There was a reckless lifting tackle which was clearly dangerous and placed the player in a vulnerable position when he landed on his neck and shoulder,” Tully said in his judgment after viewing video evidence.

    Fourie indicated that for recovery reasons he would not be available for South Africa’s Currie Cup competition next week and the suspension would begin the following week – from September 26/27.

    He has thus been suspended up to, and including, 19 October.

    The ban comes in the wake of the enormous outcry in South Africa about the gross inconsistencies in these judicial hearings, especially when New Zealand and Australian teams and officials are involved.

    It resulted in protest action by the Springboks in the final Test against the British and Irish Lions, when they wore white armbands with the words ‘Justice 4′ – in support of Springbok lock Bakkies Botha, who had a two-week ban slapped on him for clearing out a ruck.

    The South African Rugby Union, Bok captain John Smit and the players were all fined by the IRB for their actions.

    But it did serve to highlight the fact that there is some truth in the suggestion by the world’s top-ranked team that their are unfairly being targeted.

    This will also be borne out by the fact that none of the All Black players were cited for some of the disgraceful behaviour they were guilty of.

    All Black wing Joe Rokocoko was penalised – but not carded or cited – for an air tackle on a Springbok, which caused injury. The Kiwi clearly had no intention of going for the ball and the South African player also landed dangerously on his head.

    New Zealand No.8 Kieran Read was penalised – but again not carded or cited – for a late shoulder charge on a Springbok, long after the whistle had gone.

    While there may be some argument that neither player heard the whistle, and thus continued playing, Read’s illegal actions – which also falls in the law 10.4 (i), category – certainly warranted further action, as he too caused harm to the Bok player.

    However, hiding behind the tags ‘SANZAR’ and ‘independent’, the judiciary cited and banned only Fourie.

    No doubt, there will be another outcry about this inconsistency.

  • Comment 6, posted at 13.09.09 18:19:20 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • from Rugbyheaven NZ.

    The All Blacks were gracious in defeat as they handed the Tri-Nations trophy over to South Africa last night with coach Graham Henry only lamenting a poor opening hour’s work that cost his side the Hamilton test and any chance of staying in the title race.

    They ma have been gracious but their judciary people are all but gracious. Sour Puss takes on a whole different meaning with these guys.

  • Comment 7, posted at 13.09.09 18:20:46 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • What makes this worse for we here in Kiwiland is that for the past week we had to listen to radio commentators laughing at De Village Idiot (not me local Radio Hacks), because he had the audacity to say, he felt there was a conspiracy against the Boks, also obviously because he told the locals that Hamilton was boring and the Boks would stay on the Sunshine Coast before travelling to NZ. And now this ONLY A BOK CITED ( if we had conspiracy theorists about surely they would see something here) I for one can’t Bloody believe it. (What a Farse)

  • Comment 8, posted at 13.09.09 22:44:12 by Dynamite Reply

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  • It’s a joke(once again). If JF’s tackle deserved 4(5?) weeks how the hell did Brad Thorne only get 1 week for his spear after the whistle on John Smit last year.

  • Comment 9, posted at 14.09.09 08:40:12 by Pokkel Reply
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  • Somewhat of a nothing suspension. He won’t miss any tests and doesn’t care much for the Lions anymore.

    Still somewhat perplexing.

  • Comment 10, posted at 14.09.09 09:26:56 by McLovin (PROOOOOOVIIIIINCE!!!!!) Reply

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  • On the udder hand. The fact that they get away with it all the time shows how weak our administration is. :roll:

  • Comment 11, posted at 14.09.09 09:29:28 by McLovin (PROOOOOOVIIIIINCE!!!!!) Reply

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  • @McLovin (PROOOOOOVIIIIINCE!!!!!) (Comment 11) : Yeah!!

  • Comment 12, posted at 14.09.09 09:30:14 by Me2 aka Mama Shark Reply

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  • Our adminstration needs to shot for letting this happen. GGGRRRrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr

  • Comment 13, posted at 14.09.09 09:34:04 by Just a Fan Reply

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  • At least he’ll be available for the final. Wonder if Rassie will pick him. :wink: :mrgreen:

  • Comment 14, posted at 14.09.09 16:03:21 by McLovin (PROOOOOOVIIIIINCE!!!!!) Reply

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  • @Pokkel (Comment 9) :

    At least (what I have heard) Johnno got a tjhumping tackle in on Thorne!! Good on Smittie!!

  • Comment 15, posted at 14.09.09 16:09:04 by SuperGirl Ice Babe(Wingat because I CAN!) Reply
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  • @SuperGirl Ice Babe(Wingat because I CAN!) (Comment 15) : Yes he did and caused a knock-on….and heaven behold…it was legal :mrgreen:

  • Comment 16, posted at 14.09.09 16:30:40 by Pokkel Reply
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  • Hey losers! :mrgreen:

  • Comment 17, posted at 14.09.09 17:00:56 by klempie Reply

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  • De Waal now out for 5/6 months. :roll:

    When does Ruan’s contract expire? :twisted:

  • Comment 18, posted at 14.09.09 17:05:14 by McLovin (PROOOOOOVIIIIINCE!!!!!) Reply

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  • IRB Top 10

    1. South Africa 91.69
    2. New Zealand 89.06
    3. Australia 85.70
    4. Ireland 83.27
    5. France 81.48
    6. Argentina 81.29
    7. England 81.23
    8. Wales 80.74
    9. Fiji 76.52
    10. Scotland 75.23

  • Comment 19, posted at 14.09.09 17:08:36 by McLovin (PROOOOOOVIIIIINCE!!!!!) Reply

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  • @McLovin (PROOOOOOVIIIIINCE!!!!!) (Comment 18) : Hey big guy. :cool:

  • Comment 20, posted at 14.09.09 17:09:15 by klempie Reply

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  • @McLovin (PROOOOOOVIIIIINCE!!!!!) (Comment 19) : Arg need to up their game so we can have the top 4 again. :|

  • Comment 21, posted at 14.09.09 17:09:58 by klempie Reply

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  • @klempie (Comment 20) : Howzit. :smile:

  • Comment 22, posted at 14.09.09 17:12:33 by McLovin (PROOOOOOVIIIIINCE!!!!!) Reply

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  • @klempie (Comment 21) : I fear once the 4 nations kicks off their rankings will be taking a dip. :neutral:

  • Comment 23, posted at 14.09.09 17:13:40 by McLovin (PROOOOOOVIIIIINCE!!!!!) Reply

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  • @McLovin (PROOOOOOVIIIIINCE!!!!!) (Comment 23) : Yeh. :(

  • Comment 24, posted at 14.09.09 17:22:54 by klempie Reply

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  • The Schalk might also have a cracked rib. Oh well. Was good while it lasted. :roll:

  • Comment 25, posted at 14.09.09 17:30:00 by McLovin (PROOOOOOVIIIIINCE!!!!!) Reply

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  • Or even broken…. :cry:

  • Comment 26, posted at 14.09.09 17:30:51 by McLovin (PROOOOOOVIIIIINCE!!!!!) Reply

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