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Three weeks for Deysel


Written by Rob Otto (robdylan)

Posted in :Original Content, Sharks, Super Rugby on 21 May 2014 at 08:38
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Cell C Sharks flank Jean Deysel has been suspended for three weeks, after being shown a red card for stamping during last week’s win over the Crusaders.

The suspension, which is certainly far shorter than many feared it would be, takes into account the fact that Deysel is a leader in the team, with a previously clean record, who has shown clear remorse about the incident. It will remain in effect until 7 June, meaning he will miss the Super Rugby outings against the Blues and Stormers, as well as a game for his club Crusaders during the June break.

Deysel will thus be available for selection when the Sharks’ campaign resumes against the Cheetahs after the international window.

Here is the full ruling:

Jean Deysel of the Sharks tackled Jordan Taufua of the Crusaders near the Sharks’ goal line after Taufua illegally held on to the foot of Deysel, preventing him from joining the line of defense.

In order to free himself, Deysel stamped with his boot on Taufua and made contact with the neck/head area of the player. Taufua sustained a minor injury to his mouth but was able to complete the match and subsequently provided helpful testimony that supported the medical evidence.

The entry level of the offence was categorised as mid-level which carries a five week suspension after applying section 9.5 of Appendix 1 of the SANZAR Disciplinary Rules; mainly because of the use of a boot in the head/face area of a player in a vulnerable position on the ground.

Stamping is a serious offence. It is an offence that cannot be tolerated in the game because not only is it totally against the spirit of the game, but it carries an inherent potential danger of serious injury to players, especially when contact is made in the head/face area.

The period of suspension was reduced to three weeks as a result of compelling mitigating factors which consisted of the following:

The player apologised to his opponent after the match who accepted the apology. Deysel is a senior player with an exceptionally good record over a long career who acts as a leader and performs a mentoring role in the team. He pleaded guilty and showed genuine remorse for his actions.

Having considered the player’s upcoming schedule of matches as required by IRB Regulation 17, I am satisfied that the player was scheduled to play in the KZN Club Rugby competition during the June break for Super Rugby. This means Deysel will miss the Sharks’ two upcoming fixtures, along with a match for his club side on 6 June.

Accordingly, the player is suspended from all forms of rugby up to and including Saturday 7 June 2014.



42 Comments

  • Lucky!

  • Comment 1, posted at 21.05.14 08:42:42 by Bump Reply
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  • Wow! To be honest, I thought the punishment would be a lot more severe. This way he only misses two games. Jeepers, good news…
    I’m assuming there will be no appeal… :)

  • Comment 2, posted at 21.05.14 08:49:24 by pastorshark Reply
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  • 3 games isn’t too bad ;-)

  • Comment 3, posted at 21.05.14 08:51:41 by RedSharkUtd82 Reply

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  • More than 4 weeks wouldve been ridicules. I’m happy with the three.

  • Comment 4, posted at 21.05.14 08:52:09 by Son Of Mayhem Reply
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  • @Bump (Comment 1) : Nah it’s a fair call. If you take into account his disciplinary history. Also I think everyone knows that Deysel lashed-out and that the other guy milked it for all it was worth. Even the SANZAR ruling puts it on record that Taufua went on to play out the rest of the match like nothing was wrong with him.

  • Comment 5, posted at 21.05.14 08:57:27 by The Great Couch Shark Reply
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  • Phew! I was expecting 8 weeks, SA players has been treated rough by the citing commission in the past. 3 isn’t too bad. We’ll have a well rested and fit Deysel for the final push!

  • Comment 6, posted at 21.05.14 08:58:01 by PTAShark Reply
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  • I am satisfied with this. Much better than the 9 weeks or so we feared. Smart of the Sharks to manoeuvre in club game as well? Well done! Interesting also to read in the statement that SANZAR admits to Taufua ILLEGALLY held onto Deysel’s foot. Yet he gets away, scott free? Rubbish.

  • Comment 7, posted at 21.05.14 09:03:19 by Another Nick Reply

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  • Look im not justifying the stamp and yes i believe it was a red card but i do feel that the ban is very harsh. I can fully understand Deysel’s frustration and if it means New Zealanders stop playing guys off the ball then Deysel should have kicked his teeth in properly. Watch our 1st try…Ryan Crotty holds back Paul Jordaan so that he cannot follow up and support…but was anything done…no…did the touch judge say anything…no. If Deysel hadnt reacted and the Crusaders had scored cos Deysel couldnt join the defensive line would the Touch Judge have brought play back for Deysel being held…no! So for me yes fine give the Red Card…but if he knew it came with a 3 week ban then Deysel should have kicked his teeth in! Until refs start penalising holding back etc there will be more stamps and fists flying I can bet you.

  • Comment 8, posted at 21.05.14 09:05:22 by SheldonK Reply

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  • So happy! What a way to start the day :lol:

  • Comment 9, posted at 21.05.14 09:05:36 by StevieS Reply
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  • I wonder what the pre-trial offer was….bet they wanted to nail him with a 9 week ban.

  • Comment 10, posted at 21.05.14 09:13:40 by FireTheLooser Reply

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  • This is great news! He definitely would have received a ban, there is just no way SANZAR could have let it go completely after he made contact with the face of a player. But three weeks is fair, so glad this is not one of those 9 week bans to make an example of a SA player!

  • Comment 11, posted at 21.05.14 09:14:38 by HeinF Reply

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  • Green news that he will be back for the Cheetahs game.

  • Comment 12, posted at 21.05.14 09:15:37 by JD Reply
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  • “Deysel is a senior player with an exceptionally good record over a long career who acts as a leader and performs a mentoring role in the team.”
    Take note those that were shooting from the lip on Saturday.

  • Comment 13, posted at 21.05.14 09:16:11 by Salmonoid the Subtle Reply
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  • This is a surprisingly fair suspension. Wonder if SANZAR came up with this all on their own or whether pressure/support from various sectors of the media helped?

  • Comment 14, posted at 21.05.14 09:20:41 by vanmartin Reply
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  • What was the sanction for the cheat that caused all this twak?

  • Comment 15, posted at 21.05.14 09:23:57 by Salmonoid the Subtle Reply
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  • @SheldonK (Comment 8) : Crotty held Paul Jordaan back – and then later he fumbled a certain try in our goal area. Taufua held Deysel back – and then later knocked on with an open try line in front of him. For once karma was on our side and the cheaters never prospered…

  • Comment 16, posted at 21.05.14 09:28:50 by The Great Couch Shark Reply
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  • @Salmonoid the Subtle (Comment 15) : Unfortunately not even a split lip

  • Comment 17, posted at 21.05.14 09:28:51 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • @Salmonoid the Subtle (Comment 15) : A career after rugby in WWE Wrestling…

  • Comment 18, posted at 21.05.14 09:30:03 by The Great Couch Shark Reply
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  • @The Great Couch Shark (Comment 16) : Karma is a wonderful thing to teach a lesson. That kind of negative play really pisses me off though. I dont for a minute tolerate dirty play but if a player/team deliberately infringes and/or plays guys off the ball and the refs do nothing then i can understand players policing the game themselves. If rucking was still allowed i can guarantee we wouldnt have any of this petty holding back etc

  • Comment 19, posted at 21.05.14 09:34:02 by SheldonK Reply

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  • So sanity prevails. Only pity is saders praat gets off score free. I also hope refs will control off the ball incidents more closely from now on.

  • Comment 20, posted at 21.05.14 09:45:19 by Bayshark Reply

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  • Blues XV:
    1. Tony Woodcock
    2. Keven Mealamu
    3. Charlie Faumuina
    4. Patrick Tuipulotu
    5. Tom Donnelly
    6. Peter Saili
    7. Luke Braid (C)
    8. Jerome Kaino
    9. Bryn Hall
    10. Simon Hickey
    11. Tevita Li
    12. Ma’a Nonu
    13. Pita Ahki
    14. Frank Halai
    15. Lolagi Visinia
    Replacements:
    16. James Parsons
    17. Sam Prattley
    18. Angus Ta’avao
    19. Hayden Triggs
    20. Steven Luatua
    21. Jamison Gibson-Park
    22. Ihaia West
    23. Albert Nikoro

  • Comment 21, posted at 21.05.14 09:47:56 by Son Of Mayhem Reply
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  • This is a good outcome. I always felt that their would be done leniency given the circumstances and his record, and this is in line with that.

    For those giving Taufua flak, or seems to me that he was pretty honest about the whole thing afterward and didn’t try to milk it.

    @Salmonoid the Subtle (Comment 13) :
    Exactly. Far too much negativity toward Sharks players here the last few weeks. This was just another instance.

  • Comment 22, posted at 21.05.14 09:57:23 by Big Fish Reply
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  • Deysel is very lucky to have gotten off so lightly.

  • Comment 23, posted at 21.05.14 10:13:33 by lostfish Reply
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  • This incident might be a good thing overall. With all the articles regarding this incident we might actually see referees policing the ‘off the ball’ stuff more vigilantly

  • Comment 24, posted at 21.05.14 10:41:42 by Pokkel Reply
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  • @vanmartin (Comment 14) : yes it’s actually a fair call. I was sure he would get a longer ban than this.

  • Comment 25, posted at 21.05.14 10:54:26 by JD Reply
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  • @Salmonoid the Subtle (Comment 13) : @Big Fish (Comment 22) : must agree with you the guys were really negative towards the Sharks and JW. Now this week the Sharks are great but Deysel is the target, wonder how next week will go?!?!?!?!

  • Comment 26, posted at 21.05.14 10:59:25 by JD Reply
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  • I think Jean was due for a rest,and we could rotate him out of the next two games,Daniel and Kanko need to step up and earn their salaries in the next two games.
    Both have hardly raised a sweat this year.
    The bonus is that Lewies and OOsthiuzen have found form and big Willem can take up Jeans role.

  • Comment 27, posted at 21.05.14 11:42:33 by The hound Reply
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  • @The hound (Comment 27) : Tera????

  • Comment 28, posted at 21.05.14 11:56:52 by The Great Couch Shark Reply
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  • @The hound (Comment 27) : As a former lock I have to say:
    - I have been super impressed with Lewies in the last few weeks. He has really stepped it up.
    - And the last two times that Oosthuizen has got decent game time he has been great: disciplined, strong and even winning turnovers.
    I’m stoked and super impressed with our young locks. A potential weakness (given injuries) has now become an area well-covered and strong. Keep it up gents…

  • Comment 29, posted at 21.05.14 12:05:29 by pastorshark Reply
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  • @The Great Couch Shark (Comment 28) : Tera and Alberts 6 and 7, Kanko or Daniel at 8 I reckon…

  • Comment 30, posted at 21.05.14 12:07:00 by pastorshark Reply
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  • :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :grin: :grin: :grin: :grin:

  • Comment 31, posted at 21.05.14 12:21:05 by Honey Badger Reply

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  • @pastorshark (Comment 30) :
    Add a fit Marcel, and what is the score on Bressler?

  • Comment 32, posted at 21.05.14 12:37:06 by The hound Reply
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  • Does anyone know anything about Horwill? Nothing has been said of his outlash at the refs yet?

  • Comment 33, posted at 21.05.14 13:07:00 by Dunx Reply

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  • @Dunx (Comment 33) : he’s (the wizard) from OZ so nothing will happen to him.

  • Comment 34, posted at 21.05.14 13:25:05 by JD Reply
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  • @Dunx (Comment 33) : yes! thank you. Although I completely agree with what he said, why cant our guys say it? Imagine if that was Bismarck speaking…

  • Comment 35, posted at 21.05.14 14:03:08 by West Indies Cricket Board Reply
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  • We can count ourselves lucky …

    You guys think Etzebeth will be back in time to face us?

  • Comment 36, posted at 21.05.14 14:25:18 by Original Pierre Reply
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  • @West Indies Cricket Board (Comment 35) :
    This could have serious implications,if he is not censured this could herald open season on referees,can you just imagine Alistar Coetzee serial whining after ever defeat,

  • Comment 37, posted at 21.05.14 14:44:07 by The hound Reply
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  • @The hound (Comment 37) : wow that”s going to be a lot of whining :twisted:

  • Comment 38, posted at 21.05.14 15:00:29 by JD Reply
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  • @Original Pierre (Comment 36) : no, not the first match. Probably the second

  • Comment 39, posted at 21.05.14 15:24:22 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 39) : not to worry Lewies will sort him!!!!

  • Comment 40, posted at 21.05.14 15:32:51 by JD Reply
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  • @Dunx (Comment 33) : he didn’t make it personal and also didn’t attack the ref or questioned his integrity all he did was stating the facts , many players and coaches have said when they thought the ref cost them the game and nothing happened to them.

  • Comment 41, posted at 21.05.14 17:40:09 by BR Reply
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  • @BR (Comment 41) : It sounded pretty personal to me, his outlash was due to the issuing of the red card to his mate and it helped change the course, (correct decision at the end) but whenever a SAFFAR complained about anything he got nailed.

  • Comment 42, posted at 22.05.14 12:05:08 by Dunx Reply

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