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Mujati cited for ‘pushing’ ref


Written by Wesley Weber (wpw)

Posted in :In the news on 20 Oct 2009 at 07:44

Springbok prop Brian Mujati could face a lengthy suspension, anything from six months to a life ban, after he was cited for physical contact with a match official.

Rugby365.com reports that Mujati is one of two of Northampton Saints’ South African players, the other is Juandre Kruger, who are to appear at independent disciplinary hearings as a result of citings from the Heineken Cup Round Two match against Perpignan at the weekend.

The citings lodged by the citing commissioner for the match, Murray Whyte (Ireland).

Perpignan won the match, at Stade Aime Giral last Friday, 29-13.

Mujati, the Saints replacement prop forward, was cited for an alleged push in the back of referee Nigel Owens (Wales) in contravention of Law 10.4 (l).

The independent Judicial Officer will be appointed as soon as practicable.

Law 10.4 (l) – Acts contrary to good sportsmanship.

Kruger, the Northampton Saints lock, was cited for alleged stamping on Perpignan player Nicolas Durand (No.9) in contravention of Law 10.4 (b).

The independent Judicial Officer will be appointed as soon as practicable.

Law 10.4 (b) Stamping – A player must not stamp on an opponent.

The Saints prop, Mujati, faces a six-month for the alleged push on the referee, Owens.

The Saints were stunned by Monday’s citing, saying that no complaint had been made after the match and they were reviewing the tape of the game to see what the tighthead prop had been accused of.

Mujati, a second-half replacement, joined Northampton in the off-season from the Stormers and has won 12 caps for South Africa.

Under International Rugby Board regulations he faces a minimum 24-week suspension if he is found guilty, with a life ban the maximum punishment available for the disciplinary committee that will consider the case at a date yet to be set.

Neil Back received a six-month ban for shoving referee Steve Lander in 1996, while retired Springbok fullback, Percy Montgomery, now South Africa’s kicking coach, was banned for two years, 18 months of which was suspended, for pushing a touch judge to the ground while playing for Newport at Swansea in 2003.

Mujati scored one of Northampton’s two tries in the defeat in France.



44 Comments

  • Rest in Peace Basie Viviers, farewell to a Springbok Captain. Jaque Fourie will be wearing the hooped jersey next year, no word on Alberts and Ludik yet.

  • Comment 1, posted at 20.10.09 07:49:43 by JarsonX (Insomniac) Reply
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  • don’t get me started again on referees. nh refs are even worse than the shit we have to deal with here. and the funny thing is they have more say on how to improve the laws to make the game fairer and more attractive than the sh refs do.

  • Comment 2, posted at 20.10.09 07:53:50 by try time Reply

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  • @try time (Comment 2) : I take it u have swapped ur grudge against ST for refs now :wink:

  • Comment 3, posted at 20.10.09 07:56:33 by JarsonX (Insomniac) Reply
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  • @try time (Comment 2) : oops that could be misread. i meant shit decisions not shit refs.

  • Comment 4, posted at 20.10.09 07:56:49 by try time Reply

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  • @JarsonX (Insomniac) (Comment 3) : jarson i hung up stefans axe at the start of the cc when he started showing us he can run with the ball. that he isn’t just a kick-the-ball-away fullback. i got a new set of axes out for captain muller (not player muller), clueless adi and selfish rory. my ref axe is ground down to the handle, i have been grinding it so long.

  • Comment 5, posted at 20.10.09 08:00:32 by try time Reply

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  • @try time (Comment 5) : I also have a thing against captain Muller, since S14. I agree with you on the refs, no rather the rules/laws, they should be clear and simple.

  • Comment 6, posted at 20.10.09 08:06:01 by JarsonX (Insomniac) Reply
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  • Pushing a ref.
    Thats not smart

  • Comment 7, posted at 20.10.09 08:08:08 by provincejoulekkading Reply
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  • Man, its just under 4months before the S14 kicks of again :cry: what to do, what to do :?:

  • Comment 8, posted at 20.10.09 08:12:57 by JarsonX (Insomniac) Reply
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  • @JarsonX (Insomniac) (Comment 8) : Wait till the EOYT :cool:

  • Comment 9, posted at 20.10.09 08:15:22 by provincejoulekkading Reply
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  • Saw this. Was really dof from Mujati. Don’t think he meant any harm. Still, hands off the officials.

  • Comment 10, posted at 23.10.09 14:44:19 by McLovin Reply

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  • @JarsonX (Insomniac) (Comment 8) :
    Compile a list of all possible first class refs, obtain all relevant details about them including cell numbers and GPS co-ordinates, let them know you have these. Let them see your avatar.

  • Comment 11, posted at 23.10.09 14:57:03 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • @McLovin (Comment 10) :
    From what Ive read there was no malice intended.

  • Comment 12, posted at 23.10.09 14:58:22 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • @Salmonoid (Comment 12) : Correct. Must be on youtube somewhere.

    There was another incident (can’t remember the match) where the ref got knocked off his feet. Simply got up and on with things.

    Owens ego must bruise easily. But Mujati doesn’t have much defence imo. Probably a long setence with most of it suspended.

  • Comment 13, posted at 23.10.09 15:03:19 by McLovin Reply

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  • @try time (Comment 5) : what did poor rory do now? he hardly played. i dare say he was not a party to the sat dismo :mrgreen:

  • Comment 14, posted at 23.10.09 15:13:41 by rekinek (retreat -ing) Reply
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  • Has this hearing taken place yet??

  • Comment 15, posted at 25.10.09 14:24:04 by Whindy Reply
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  • @Whindy (Comment 15) : The hearing was held on Thursday, Mujati pleaded guilty.

  • Comment 16, posted at 25.10.09 17:33:46 by mbayshark Reply
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  • @Whindy (Comment 15) : A decision is supposed to be reached within ten or so days. For now he is suspended until the 2nd of November.

  • Comment 17, posted at 25.10.09 17:36:27 by mbayshark Reply
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  • “There are only two precedents in recent history, with Leicester’s Neil Back banned for six months for shoving referee Steve Lander, and Percy Montgomery banned for two years – eighteen months suspended – for pushing a touch judge to the floor during his time at the Dragons.

    Mujati also faces six months on the sidelines as a bare minimum, with a life ban the heaviest punishment available to the disciplinary.”

  • Comment 18, posted at 25.10.09 17:36:55 by mbayshark Reply
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  • @mbayshark (Comment 18) : Thanks for that, why do you need to write three posts to answer one question? :mrgreen:

  • Comment 19, posted at 26.10.09 10:16:12 by Whindy Reply
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  • Was just wondering !! :mrgreen: But I think I have worked it out

  • Comment 20, posted at 26.10.09 10:17:19 by Whindy Reply
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  • The question is How low will we go?? :twisted:

  • Comment 21, posted at 26.10.09 10:17:51 by Whindy Reply
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  • To win a rugby Jersey :shock:

  • Comment 22, posted at 26.10.09 10:18:20 by Whindy Reply
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  • Wecould become rediculous seeing as there are no rules in place for what we post but that Might Piss everybody else off :?: :?:

  • Comment 23, posted at 26.10.09 10:19:19 by Whindy Reply
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  • The question is do we care :twisted:

  • Comment 24, posted at 26.10.09 10:19:53 by Whindy Reply
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  • All for a silly rugby jersey

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  • Rob you may have to draw up some rules to stop this nonsense

  • Comment 26, posted at 26.10.09 10:21:52 by Whindy Reply
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  • But do you care

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  • as long as you are getting Hits your advertisers will be happy

  • Comment 28, posted at 26.10.09 10:22:50 by Whindy Reply
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  • @Whindy (Comment 28) : he he… that’s pretty cynical, Whindy? :)

    and yet surprisingly accurate

    When you start posting random strings of letters instead of actual comments, I’ll have to step in :)

  • Comment 29, posted at 26.10.09 10:24:12 by robdylan Reply
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  • @Whindy (Comment 27) :

    There ARE rules…

    Your posts need to make sense rugby wise…not just posting for the sak eof posting and I would guess answering one question in 3 posts… :twisted:

  • Comment 30, posted at 26.10.09 10:25:10 by GI Ice (Bulletproof) Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 29) :

    Sorry – I thought I’ll step in and restore the order for you.. :lol:

  • Comment 31, posted at 26.10.09 10:31:32 by GI Ice (Bulletproof) Reply
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  • @GI Ice (Bulletproof) (Comment 31) : ;)

  • Comment 32, posted at 26.10.09 10:35:27 by robdylan Reply
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  • Thank-you for clarrifying that!!

  • Comment 33, posted at 26.10.09 10:37:13 by Whindy Reply
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  • At least I know where I stand@GI Ice (Bulletproof) (Comment 30) : I do then have to call your actions of discussing Grab a boer or what ever it was called into question, why were you breaking the rules with the Blogs dudette :mrgreen:

  • Comment 34, posted at 26.10.09 10:41:13 by Whindy Reply
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  • I think some serious disciplinary action should be handed out But I am too scared. :shock:

  • Comment 35, posted at 26.10.09 10:42:22 by Whindy Reply
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  • @Whindy (Comment 19) : Its a pleasure, glad I could be of some help.

  • Comment 36, posted at 26.10.09 10:48:14 by mbayshark Reply
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  • @Whindy (Comment 19) : Just answered you’re question the first time, but then I thought maybe you would like some more info on the topic.

  • Comment 37, posted at 26.10.09 10:49:16 by mbayshark Reply
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  • So my 2nd and 3rd comments were meant to rectify the problem of to little info in the first comment. :lol: ;-)

  • Comment 38, posted at 26.10.09 10:50:21 by mbayshark Reply
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  • @mbayshark (Comment 38) : Well at least we are all of the same……..

  • Comment 39, posted at 26.10.09 10:55:39 by Whindy Reply
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  • Opinion and able to understand that we are going to have to spend lots of time here :mrgreen:

  • Comment 40, posted at 26.10.09 10:56:18 by Whindy Reply
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  • I will have to post a third one just to equal things out though :twisted:

  • Comment 41, posted at 26.10.09 10:56:54 by Whindy Reply
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  • @Whindy (Comment 34) :

    I am not in the race for a jersey… ;-)

    And I have unwritten permission to talk crap!! :mrgreen:

    @Whindy (Comment 35) :

    banggat!! :twisted:

  • Comment 42, posted at 26.10.09 11:23:55 by GI Ice (Bulletproof) Reply
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  • One thing I did learn in Bloem was never mess with a boerevrou :mrgreen:

  • Comment 43, posted at 26.10.09 11:34:01 by Whindy Reply
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  • @Whindy (Comment 43) :

    I hope you are not suggesting that I am a sous-tannie?? Coz then even “I” will be scared of me!! :mrgreen:

  • Comment 44, posted at 26.10.09 11:54:13 by GI Ice (Bulletproof) Reply
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