SANZAR CEO Greg Peters, responding to queries from Morne and myself via Twitter, has poured cold water on two of SARU’s proposed sanctions against the Kings.
Regarding either suspension or docking of competition log points, Peters has confirmed that neither will happen, since only SANZAR can impose a sanction that affects “the competition as a whole”. SARU can thus not act unilaterally against the Kings in any way that will affect competition participation or log standings.
Furthermore, Peters has confirmed that it is “not our [SANZAR's] rules that have been breached” in this case. Reading between the lines, the worst that SARU can do to the Kings this season is institute a fine. Antagonising the national body any further, though, is unlikely to help their case for Super Rugby inclusion in years to come.Tweet