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Fourie is going to appeal his ban

Written by Andre Bosch (KSA Shark ©)

Posted in :In the news, Springboks on 15 Sep 2009 at 04:49
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Springbok centre Jaque Fourie is set to appeal his four-week ban for a spear tackle on All Black Ma’a Nonu.

Stephen Nell reports for Sport 24 that Fourie believes that the judicial officer who banned him in the wake of South Africa’s 32-29 win over New Zealand in Hamilton, was wrong to rule that he had breached rule 10.4 (i) with his tackle.

He also denies that the tackle was intentional or justified a mid-range entry offence for the sanction.

There were reports that Fourie had pleaded guilty in his hearing, but this has been denied.

It is not clear when his appeal hearing will take place – it could be done via a video conference in the next few days.

Meanwhile, South African Rugby Players’ Association (SARPA) chief executive Piet Heymans has expressed his disappointment about the length of Fourie’s suspension.

“The players would like to see more consistency when it comes to sanctions for this kind of transgression,” said Heymans.

“There have been precedents that point to shorter suspensions.”

The punishment meted out to Fourie is set to trigger fresh unhappiness about rugby’s judicial procedures.

The South African Rugby Union (SARU) were at odds with the International Rugby Board (IRB) about the Boks’ decision to wear white armbands in solidarity with Bakkies Botha in the third Test against the British and Irish Lions.


  • He could have got one week less of a suspension by just not making the stupid comment about not playing this weekend. :???:

  • Comment 1, posted at 15.09.09 04:59:07 by KSA Shark © Reply
    KSA Shark ©Head Coach
  • Hope the ban gets reduced. WP will need him in the semi’s.

  • Comment 2, posted at 15.09.09 09:13:03 by McLovin (PROOOOOOVIIIIINCE!!!!!) Reply
    McLovinAssistant coach
  • @McLovin (PROOOOOOVIIIIINCE!!!!!) (Comment 2) : :o

  • Comment 3, posted at 15.09.09 09:18:11 by war1 Reply
    war1Super Rugby player
  • I don’t want to complain about the ref, but why was John Smit penalised in the first scrum when he slipped. The ref even told him something like ‘I know you slipped..’? Makes no sense.

    And when Spies kick the ball 60m down field the ball had hardly left his boot when again the Boks were penalised for player ahead of the kicker.

    It may have been technically correct but had no effect on the play, plus Spies had hardly been given a fair chance to catch up with them to put them on side.

  • Comment 4, posted at 15.09.09 14:58:13 by McLovin Reply

    McLovinAssistant coach
  • Tony Johnson (a kiwi) had the following to say in his column on rugbyzone dot com.

    Once again on Saturday night all the marginal referee calls went to the home side. It probably won’t be an issue because the Springboks won anyway.

    In an earlier post on this site I wrote that it is wrong, but it is the way it is, meaning that maybe in the end it is a case of swings and roundabouts, that it all ends up evening out. But I’m afraid it is no longer good enough. The refs in this Tri Nations have without fail favoured the home side to such an obvious degree that it is starting to threaten the credibility of the game.

  • Comment 5, posted at 15.09.09 15:00:52 by McLovin Reply

    McLovinAssistant coach
  • I agree only partly with Tony. Mostly when the Boks play away. :wink: :mrgreen:

  • Comment 6, posted at 15.09.09 15:02:38 by McLovin Reply

    McLovinAssistant coach
  • Didn’t Matt Giteau’s high clash with Fourie Dup go unpunished. Talk about contrasting result. As for the ref. In my opinion his constant penalising SA for wrongly – gave AB’s 12 points in 1 st half. The same goes for Barnes last week. Damn incompetants. But we are supposed to suck it it up cos we won. :twisted:

  • Comment 7, posted at 15.09.09 15:34:48 by Ernie Reply

    ErnieVodacom Cup player
  • @Ernie (Comment 7) : Travesty of justice I tell you. :wink:

  • Comment 8, posted at 15.09.09 16:19:41 by McLovin Reply

    McLovinAssistant coach
  • Schalk Burger will miss at least two WP games due to a rib injury while Ricky Januarie has been rested for Friday’s trip to Potchefstroom.

    Ricky rested? :shock: :lol:

  • Comment 9, posted at 15.09.09 16:42:41 by McLovin Reply

    McLovinAssistant coach
  • All we need to do is look at last year’s Tri-Nations. Smit was upended in a “tip” tackle, very similar to the one Fourie was cited for. Thorn received only one week, and Smit was out the entire Tri-Nations. In this case Nonu will play next week, and Fourie gets four weeks suspension. There is definitely a problem here, how does Thorn only get a week and Fourie 4 weeks.

    As for Fourie playing for WP, he has a contract with the Lions, and don’t care how much he wants to move to WP, or how much WP want him, he is still under contract and if he had the slightest honesty, he would meet the requirements of his signed contract. I have lost an amazing amount of respect for Fourie because of this crap, you signed a multi-year contract with the Lions, and you played an incredibly few number of games for them (you were always injured during Super 12/14 and Currie Cup), yet you still drew your salary, and now you expect them to just let you out of that contract, that you really have not even earned fairly and squarely. Disgusting, if I were responsible for signing players, he would be last on my list, can’t trust him.

  • Comment 10, posted at 15.09.09 17:22:56 by Dancing Bear Reply
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    Dancing BearAssistant coach
  • @McLovin (Comment 9) : :roll: :grin:

    @Dancing Bear (Comment 10) : I echo your sentiments.
    I clearly remember him saying that he was committed to the Lions, when The Sharks tried to lure him to Natal…. and, I think, the Cheetahs?, tried to get him to Bloemfontein…

  • Comment 11, posted at 16.09.09 09:46:50 by Me2 aka Mama Shark Reply

    Me2 aka Mama SharkCurrie Cup player

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