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Bismarck cited for “eye gouging”

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Posted in :In the news, Springboks, Tri Nations on 12 Jul 2008 at 19:04
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Springboks hooker Bismarck du Plessis has been cited for an incident in South Africa’s 30-28 Tri-Nations victory over New Zealand at Carisbrook, Dunedin, on Saturday.

Rugby 365 reports that Du Plessis was cited by citing commissioner Dick Byres under Law 10.4 (k) for alleged contact with the eyes or eye area of All Black flank Adam Thomson in the 11th minute of the first half.

He will appear before SANZAR Judicial Officer Kim Garling at the Otago Rugby Football Union (ORFU) offices in Dunedin Sunday.

The time of the hearing is yet to be determined.

It will be a cruel blow for the Boks, who are still without injured captain John Smit, as they head to Perth to face Australia next week.

Smit injured his groin when he was spear-tackled by All Black lock Brad Thorn in the 19-8 win in Wellington in the Tri-Nations’ opening match last week.

Thorn was later cited and banned for a week.

Du Plessis played a crucial role in the Boks’ comeback victory in Dunedin.

The win was sealed through a brilliant late try by Ricky Januarie – that saw the World Cup-winning Springboks break through a psychological barrier to beat the All Blacks.

In a nail-biting finish, the winning points came with less than five minutes remaining and the Springboks down to 14 men after captain Victor Matfield was sinbinned for a high tackle.

Januarie, one of the smallest players on the field, chipped over All Blacks fullback Leon MacDonald, gathered the ball and sprinted 20 metres to go over the line.

Francois Steyn coolly landed the winning conversion for the Springboks to end a 10-year run of defeats in New Zealand, securing their first win on Dunedin’s notorious House of Pain and regain the number one world ranking.

It also ended a world record 30-match home winning streak by the All Blacks


  • Not happy about it but fair is fair.

    If it was the incident that they replayed in the first half then he is going to have a short vacation. 🙁

    I suppose Brits must now be really happy that “he didn’t accept Jakes offer” 🙄

  • Comment 1, posted at 12.07.08 19:06:31 by KSA Shark © Reply
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  • It looked like a vuishou rather than an eye gourging to me… 🙄

  • Comment 2, posted at 12.07.08 19:10:44 by I'ce (Rebel With a Cause) Reply
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  • I’ve have checked it again, and as I’ve said on another thread, it was not an eye gouge. It was nothing. Doesn’t mean the hicks from middle earth won’t ban him. 👿

  • Comment 3, posted at 12.07.08 19:12:54 by ra-cheltjie de' be-er Reply

  • To me it was a eye rub.

    it seemed like he intentionally applied excess pressure to the dude’s eye. 😥

  • Comment 4, posted at 12.07.08 19:17:09 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 4) : His hand was closed, like a fist. Simply pushing down all over his face. 🙂

  • Comment 5, posted at 12.07.08 19:21:11 by ra-cheltjie de' be-er Reply

  • @ra-cheltjie de’ be-er (Comment 5) :

    He has small hands they were quite well pressed into the Kiwi’s eye socket 😉

  • Comment 6, posted at 12.07.08 19:22:50 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • BTW – I cannot believe people play with contacts…they never heard of lazik surgetry… 🙄 Done that over 4 yeaRS AGO AND NOT AS BLIND AS A BAT ANYMORE!! :mrgreen: :mrgreen: Yeah – being – 5.5 and – 6 my lenses if not compressed would have been about 6.5 mm..talk about coke bottel bodems! :mrgreen:

  • Comment 7, posted at 12.07.08 19:24:47 by I'ce (Rebel With a Cause) Reply
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  • I reckon Brits will be okay against the Dingo’s should Bismarck be banned.

  • Comment 8, posted at 12.07.08 19:25:35 by ra-cheltjie de' be-er Reply

  • @ra-cheltjie de’ be-er (Comment 8) :

    I was stoked for GW today – but I reckon the WP will be a force to be reckon with big time if the guys come back from bok duty…

    I dont fell threatened by the bulls at all this year…silly I know – but I dont…and neither the Cheetahs seeing that they are mostly representing the WP…BUT I reckon Luke Quota watson costed Matfiled some today..Mat obviously called the baal and Luke bumped himm, casung a knock…over eager does not work – I think Luke had a shocker ..

  • Comment 9, posted at 12.07.08 19:33:17 by I'ce (Rebel With a Cause) Reply
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  • @I’ce (Rebel With a Cause) (Comment 9) :

    …..sherry…its very cold….sorry… 😉

  • Comment 10, posted at 12.07.08 19:34:22 by I'ce (Rebel With a Cause) Reply
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  • @I’ce (Rebel With a Cause) (Comment 10) : Lekker… 😀

  • Comment 11, posted at 12.07.08 19:40:51 by ra-cheltjie de' be-er Reply

  • @I’ce (Rebel With a Cause) (Comment 9) : I don’t like to wish any harm to a fellow human but sometimes I wish there could be an ‘accident’ where say Luke ‘slips’ in the shower and breaks a limb.

  • Comment 12, posted at 12.07.08 19:42:44 by ra-cheltjie de' be-er Reply

  • @ra-cheltjie de’ be-er (Comment 12) :

    I suppose – seeing that according to the Aus / AB commentators, Schalk Burger is not human, could be paid to take him out.. 😈

    BTW…Schalk Burger – if any woman out there think he is HOT…go have Lzik Surgery….NOW!!!!! :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

  • Comment 13, posted at 12.07.08 19:51:19 by I'ce (Rebel With a Cause) Reply
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  • We all know that he will be banned whether there is evidence or not. He’s a Bok after all!! 🙄 🙄

  • Comment 14, posted at 12.07.08 21:48:36 by Villie Reply
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  • I think u guys should lay off 46. He seems to be trying very hard to be part of the team + the watermelons under his arms have become pineapples… He is also part of a bok team to have won against nz down under.

  • Comment 15, posted at 12.07.08 23:08:46 by wpw Reply
  • @wpw (Comment 15) : Watching the game again, he actually pulled off quite a few important tackles. I was cursing him for getting in Matfield’s way at that kick off but he certainly made up for it!

  • Comment 16, posted at 13.07.08 00:23:33 by Villie Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 15) :

    He is part of the team by default.

    Plus he is the guy who passed the KAK pass behind Steyn when januarie took the quick tap. Then he has the cheek to give frans a dirty look for not catching the ball.

    Only reason those were pineapples is becasue it was cold and he was to lazy to lift his arms.

    trying hard to fit in?? No No trying hard to give orders and not succeeding.

  • Comment 17, posted at 13.07.08 09:08:26 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Bis will miss next week’s game against the Aussies… they gave him a 3 week ban which leaves him available for the last three trination matches in SA… i wonder who they’ll send over to back up Brits . . .
    Hey, you cant hate anyone this morning, should all still be smiling like well fed babies after yesterday’s stunning win

  • Comment 18, posted at 13.07.08 09:44:57 by spykerbaard Reply


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