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CJ could be in BIG trouble.

Written by Andre Bosch (KSA Shark ©)

Posted in :In the news on 26 Aug 2008 at 11:33
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A decree went out from the International Rugby Board again emphasising zero tolerance of players charging into ruck or maul without binding.

Rugby 365 reports that it is bad news for CJ van der Linde who did just that – again – on Saturday in the Tri-Nations Test in Durban.

The decree went forth from David Carrigy, the IRB’s Head of External and Member Relations, on 19 August – in other words four days before the Durban Test. It is worth mentioning lest paranoia produce yet another conspiracy theory

The full text on dangerous play is as follows:

There is a growing concern amongst the medical profession, coaches, players, administrators and judiciary about the conduct of players when entering rucks and mauls and when clearing out players on the fringes of tackles, rucks and mauls which is considered dangerous. A DVD has been produced that demonstrates such actions and includes examples of illegal and/or foul play.

The DVD will be circulated with a hard copy of this correspondence.

The relevant parts of Law are very specific as detailed below:

Law 10.4 (i) Players must not charge into a ruck or maul without binding onto a player in the ruck or maul.

Law 16.2 (b) A player joining a ruck must bind onto the ruck with at least one arm around the body of a teammate, using the whole arm.

Law 17.4 ( c ) Players joining the Maul
Players joining a maul must do so from behind the foot of the hindmost teammate in the maul. The player may join alongside this player. If the player joins the maul from the opponents side or in front of the hindmost teammate the player is offside.

In addition the Aide Memoire for the IRB Panel referees enacted at RWC 2007 stated:

• Zero tolerance to players who charge into rucks and mauls without binding.
• Zero tolerance to players who clear out opponents not involved in ruck and maul.

Match Officials, Citing Officials and Judicial Officers are requested to be vigilant and apply Law and appropriate sanctions when players are involved in dangerous play of this nature.


  • Leinster must be crying!!!!!!!

  • Comment 1, posted at 26.08.08 11:37:16 by KSA Shark © Reply
    KSA Shark ©
  • whoops

  • Comment 2, posted at 26.08.08 11:39:27 by robdylan Reply
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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 1) : How much are they paying for his services?Thats an expensive tackle bag carrier ❗

  • Comment 3, posted at 26.08.08 11:46:16 by PJLD(RIP Bernie Mac) Reply
  • 😯 😯 😯

    From keo.

    Wallabies flanker Rocky Elsom will miss this Saturday’s Test at Ellis Park after receiving a one-match ban for foul play.

    The Australia management team confirmed Kings Park’s Man of the Match had been found guilty of bringing Victor Matfield down in a lineout. The verdict means Elsom won’t be back in the Test fold until the Wallabies’ next Bledisloe Cup fixture on 13 September, a crucial game that doubles as the Tri-Nations decider.

    If Elsom got banned for a nothing then CJ v d Linde IS going to be hit hard. Let’s hope he learns his lesson.

  • Comment 4, posted at 26.08.08 11:48:28 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @PJLD(RIP Bernie Mac) (Comment 3) :


    They are just lucky it is only the start of their season.

  • Comment 5, posted at 26.08.08 11:49:22 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • He deserves everythign he gets IMO.

    It was stupid and dangerous.

  • Comment 6, posted at 26.08.08 11:52:16 by VinChainSaw Reply
  • CJ gets a month

  • Comment 7, posted at 26.08.08 11:54:14 by PJLD(RIP Bernie Mac) Reply
  • Thought it would be a bit longer ehy

  • Comment 8, posted at 26.08.08 11:56:45 by PJLD(RIP Bernie Mac) Reply
  • There goes Jannie…

  • Comment 9, posted at 26.08.08 12:01:59 by robdylan Reply
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  • Agree with Vin, CJ’s seems to have developed a case of Bakkies Brain….

  • Comment 10, posted at 26.08.08 12:14:00 by Sauce Reply
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  • @Sauce (Comment 10) :

    my thought exactly as mentioned in the new thread. 👿

  • Comment 11, posted at 26.08.08 12:18:15 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Reminded of the sharks dear friend Epi.

    Lucky no card though.

    He deserves what he got.

  • Comment 12, posted at 26.08.08 12:35:41 by beez Reply

  • @beez (Comment 12) : Epi. Saw the tosser playing sevens the other day. Almost smacked the TV

  • Comment 13, posted at 26.08.08 12:48:04 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 13) : He he he, you should have. Give your Tv a smack for me as well, while you are at it. 🙂

  • Comment 14, posted at 26.08.08 12:52:14 by Silver Fox Reply

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  • @Silver Fox (Comment 14) : will aim for the spot that my daughter drew on with koki!

  • Comment 15, posted at 26.08.08 12:55:58 by robdylan Reply
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