Springbok loose forward Lukas “Kabamba” Floors has been found guilty of a tip tackle and banned for five weeks.
The pint-sized back-rower, capped once (and under huge duress) by Jake White back in 2006, was cited for a tackle on Brumbies fullback Julian Huxley in the 77th minute of Saturdays’s match, one which saw Floors’s side concede over 60 points. At a disciplinary hearing held on Sunday, SANZAR Judicial Officer Dennis Wheelahan QC upheld the charge.
He said that he hoped the long ban dished out would serve as a deterrent to other players. My take is that, once again, a South African player has been given the seriously short end of the stick. If the Cheethas weren’t in trouble already, they certainly are now, since playing Floors was already pretty close to scraping the bottom of the loose forward barrel. Who knows where they’ll find a replacement for him now, with the Crusaders looming this coming weekend.Tweet