Richard Ferguson

EP Kings to appear before SARU hearing


Written by Richard Ferguson (Richard Ferguson)

Posted in :In the news, Other SA Teams on 11 Oct 2010 at 18:47
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The Eastern Province Kings will appear before a South African Rugby Union (SARU) disciplinary hearing in Cape Town on Tuesday after allegedly breaching player eligibility rules.

SARU received a complaint from the Boland Rugby Union that the EP Kings had breached regulation 16.7 of competition rules by fielding Rudi Keil in their match 22 in Saturday’s Absa Currie Cup First Division semi-final in Port Elizabeth. The EP Kings won the match 26-25.

The hearing will be chaired by Koos Basson at SARU’s offices at noon.

Issued by SARU Communications



16 Comments

  • Rudiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii! I thought it was you!

    Eish, big fine coming.. Does Boland expect to go through ahead of them? Not likely considering the match is on Friday night!

  • Comment 1, posted at 11.10.10 18:50:19 by Sportbilly Reply
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  • @Sportbilly (Comment 1) :

    What did they do wrong exactly?

  • Comment 2, posted at 11.10.10 19:07:33 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @Sportbilly (Comment 1) :

    As Rich asked, What did they do wrong?

    No way the “kings” would be penalised with anything other than a fine if found guilty.

    It will not make any difference to the promotion relegation matches anyway. The Pumas will beat them at home and away “sentencing” them to another season in 1st Division.

  • Comment 3, posted at 11.10.10 19:17:55 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 3) :

    Keil did not play for any other Currie Cup team during the year?!

  • Comment 4, posted at 11.10.10 19:46:51 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 4) :

    I HAVE seen his name mentioned during the season but i did not take note for which team it was.

    I also cannot locate anything on the CC competition rules to see what 16.7 is.

  • Comment 5, posted at 11.10.10 19:56:52 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 5) : it’s cos he didn’t play in enough regular season games to qualify for the knock-out round

  • Comment 6, posted at 11.10.10 19:59:08 by robdylan Reply
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  • Okay found it.

    16.7 A player registered with a province prior to the start of a specific competition and eligible to participate in that competition, need not to have played 3 (three) matches for that province in order to qualify to play in a semi-final -, final – or promotion / relegation matches for that team.

    It doesn’t make to much sense though UNLESS Keil registered after the start of the season and hasn’t played 3 games.

  • Comment 7, posted at 11.10.10 20:05:41 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Ah Okay!

    Keil joined them after the National Club Champs (24 Sept), He played for Rovers in the Club Champs.

    EP have only played one game (other than the semi of this past weekend) since he joined them.

  • Comment 8, posted at 11.10.10 20:31:47 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • this is a real mess up by the management, they can get disqualified.

  • Comment 9, posted at 11.10.10 21:47:55 by Megatron Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 7) :

    Its very nit-picky, but I suppose rules are rules

  • Comment 10, posted at 12.10.10 07:55:07 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • We could`ve used Keil against wp! Throw the book at the Kings for smuggling our players out from under our very noses.
    Monty, now Keil . . . who`s next?
    Hopefully Jannie :twisted: :twisted:

  • Comment 11, posted at 12.10.10 09:03:15 by Original Pierre Reply
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  • The Eastern Province Kings were found not guilty of breaching player eligibility rules at a South African Rugby Union (SARU) disciplinary hearing in Cape Town on Tuesday.

    SARU received a complaint from the Boland Rugby Union that the EP Kings had breached regulation 16.3 of the competition rules by fielding former Sharks centre Rudi Keil in their match 22 in Saturday’sFirst Division semifinal in Port Elizabeth without having played the required three matches prior to the semifinal. The EP Kings won the match 26-25.

    At the hearing documents were tabled to prove that Keil and the union complied with the applicable regulations regarding player eligibility and had been registered with the province since 1 June 2010.

    As a result the charged was dismissed.

  • Comment 12, posted at 12.10.10 19:22:07 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 12) :

    When will the fraud charges be brought against them?

    So Keil was registered with the union since 1 june 2010. So why was he playing CLUB rugby in another province?

  • Comment 13, posted at 12.10.10 19:23:41 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 13) : um, because Rudi Keil is 32 turning 33 in december and was only used as cover at centre after the 1st choice players started breaking down with injuries. Monty Dumond is contracted to the Sharks and is only on loan to the EP Kings & can be recalled to play Currie Cup for the Sharks at any given moment!

  • Comment 14, posted at 13.10.10 07:20:18 by Megatron Reply

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  • @Megatron (Comment 14) : What are you on about?

  • Comment 15, posted at 13.10.10 08:28:26 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @Megatron (Comment 14) : Dude do YOU know what you are on about? Because I don’t have a frikken clue!!!!!!

    I find it strange that Keil registered with them on 1 June and then opted to play club rugby in another province rather than the one he registered with.

    I don’t care how old he is????
    I know that Dumond is only on loan.
    What do either of thos points ahve to do with the discussion at hand?

  • Comment 16, posted at 13.10.10 08:34:55 by KSA Shark © Reply

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