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CJ hauled up on biting charge


Written by Rob Otto (robdylan)

Posted in :Lions, Original Content, Super Rugby on 27 May 2012 at 08:35
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Things are going fro bad to worse for the Lions, who lost their fourth straight tour match against the Western Force in Perth yesterday morning. Prop forward CJ van der Linde has been cited for a biting offence and looks to face a lengthy ban.

Force captain David Pocock complained to referee Garrett Williamson that Toby Lynn had been bitten by van der Linde in a ruck in the 10th minute the game. The official duly referred the matter for further analysis through a white card and the citing commissioner has indicated that he feels it meets the red card threshold – in other words, there must be at least some available video evidence of the bite.

Mike Heron, SANZAR Judicial Officer, will now step in an decide to either schedule a hearing, or dish out a punishment remotely, although given the seriousness of the offence, the former is more likely. This incident makes us think back to how players like Johan le Roux and Wikus van Heerden (senior) saw their careers effectively ended through similar biting allegations whilst on tour to the Antipodes; Lions fans should presumably be bracing themselves for a similar outcome for the 31-year-old van der Linde, whose constant injury troubles continue to be a blight on his playing career.



20 Comments

  • Ban his arse, if he is found guilty with sufficient evidence.

  • Comment 1, posted at 27.05.12 09:38:38 by KSA Shark © Reply
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  • Why?? What possesses someone to bite someone else. I can understand a 2 year old exploring boundaries doing that but a fully grown man??? Pathetic.

  • Comment 2, posted at 27.05.12 09:42:38 by lostfish Reply
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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 1) : Yup, ban his arse if guilty.

  • Comment 3, posted at 27.05.12 09:43:00 by lostfish Reply
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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 1) : During the game they showed a clip where you could clearly see cj bite the guy, how long could he get for biting

  • Comment 4, posted at 27.05.12 09:53:47 by BR Reply

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  • Biting and eye-gouging must be the lowest form of dirty play! Ban the bastard and keep him out of the Springbok team.

  • Comment 5, posted at 27.05.12 10:19:40 by Pokkel Reply
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  • Don’t eat the Aussie CJ, you don’t know where it’s been.

  • Comment 6, posted at 27.05.12 11:18:03 by Leviathan Reply

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  • @Leviathan (Comment 6) : :mrgreen:

  • Comment 7, posted at 27.05.12 12:19:48 by vanmartin Reply
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  • @lostfish (Comment 2) : Not defending him but it’s one of the first things you’re supposed to try and do when someone puts you in a headlock. We may have attended the same self-defence class :)

  • Comment 8, posted at 27.05.12 12:22:41 by vanmartin Reply
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  • Hey Rob, I see Waylon Murray made his comeback for his club over the weekend, after 6 months out. if I were him I’d catch the first plane back to durbs or even the Southern Kings. There are no career oppurtunities with this mob of mangy leeus.

  • Comment 9, posted at 27.05.12 12:29:20 by CapeShark Reply
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  • Man, I have a serious anti-Bulls bias! I read the headline and immediately assigned blame to CJ Stander, because Bulls rugby is synonymous with thuggery, right…?

  • Comment 10, posted at 27.05.12 17:31:28 by Culling Song Reply
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  • @CapeShark (Comment 9) : Maybe he should head over to the Sharks for rehab and join the Kings just before next season starts.. :)

  • Comment 11, posted at 27.05.12 17:35:57 by Ben Reply

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  • @Culling Song (Comment 10) : If we are confessing here, I too thought the same thing.

  • Comment 12, posted at 27.05.12 17:52:54 by lostfish Reply
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  • @Culling Song (Comment 10) : This is rather amusing too http://www.rugbydump.com/2012/05/2603/the-beautiful-bulls-on-cgw-ahead-of-their-clash-with-the-chiefs

  • Comment 13, posted at 27.05.12 17:59:32 by lostfish Reply
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  • So…Ruan Pienaar is in the country and Fourie du Preez is “holidaying” in KZN…accidental? Me thinks not…wonder if Steyn is on a plain from Spain…oops France?

  • Comment 14, posted at 27.05.12 19:11:39 by Ice Reply
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  • @Ice (Comment 14) : Well FdP is in Durban for the planning camp. And Meyer has said he’s offered him the captaincy.

  • Comment 15, posted at 27.05.12 19:17:27 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @Ice (Comment 14) : Why would coming home at the end of the season be an accident.

    Frans is coming back to get married, so please don’t be surprised when he arrives. :lol:

  • Comment 16, posted at 27.05.12 19:18:17 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 15) : @KSA Shark © (Comment 16) : ja, ja, Grumps! :lol: last I read Fourie declined to comment and said he is in KZN on holiday…just come out with it already!

  • Comment 17, posted at 27.05.12 19:44:22 by Ice Reply
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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 16) : coincedental ? Jinne tog, I am SURE everyone knew what I meant… :roll:

  • Comment 18, posted at 27.05.12 19:46:55 by Ice Reply
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  • Is it even possible to bite someone with a mouth guard on?
    Anyway, given the quality of the food over in Aus I can’t say I blame CJ for getting hungry.

  • Comment 19, posted at 27.05.12 23:14:55 by Leviathan Reply

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  • I see CJ has been found not Guilty

  • Comment 20, posted at 30.05.12 12:06:21 by Zibbie Reply
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