The Blue Bulls’ Springbok lock, Flip van der Merwe, was one of three players cited for foul play after Round Four of the 2010 Currie Cup.
Rugby 365 reports that Van der Merwe, Lions flank Trevor Hall and SWD Eagles centre Sinethemba Zweni will appear before South African Rugby Union judicial committees on Tuesday – after being cited for foul play during their respective teams’ Currie Cup games at the weekend.
Van der Merwe was cited under law 10.4 (a) for punching or striking an opponent. The Blue Bulls lock punched Lions hooker Martin Bezuidenhout in the face with his left fist during the third minute of the game – a match the Bulls won 32-18.
Hall was cited under law 10.4 (m) for acts contrary to good sportsmanship. The Lions flank was on top of the Blue Bulls No.4, Van der Merwe, during the 81st minute of the match and with his open hands made contact in his face, near the eye area.
Zweni was cited for contravening law 10.4 (j) for lifting an unidentified Griffons player from the ground and dropping or driving that player into the ground. The incident occurred in the 19th minute of the game. The SWD Eagles defeated the Griffons 18-14 in this First Division fixture.
The judicial hearings of all three players will take place in Johannesburg on Tuesday.Tweet