Griquas captain Jonathan Mokuena was on Wednesday cleared, following a South African Rugby Union disciplinary hearing – the result of receiving three yellow cards in matches during this season’s Currie Cup.
The 28-year-old flank received yellow cards in matches against the Blue Bulls in Kimberley last month and against Western Province at Newlands two weeks ago. He also received a yellow card during his team’s 61-27 defeat to the Blue Bulls at Loftus Versfeld last Saturday.
Judicial officer Jannie Lubbe viewed the video evidence on Mokuena’s sin-binning in all three matches and studied the reports from the referees who officiated in the various fixtures.
It was ruled that the player was not involved in any foul play during all three yellow card offences. In two of the occasions, the Griquas team was on general warnings by the match official.
On these grounds, Lubbe decided that due to his unblemished record as a player, no further action was deemed necessary.
Mokuena, who has represented South African in 29 Sevens matches and has more than 100 Currie Cup caps to his name, has never been found guilty of any citable offences during his rugby career.Tweet