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Hearing for Schalk Burger

Written by Andre Bosch (KSA Shark ©)

Posted in :Currie Cup, In the news, WP on 8 Sep 2008 at 07:00
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No date has yet been set for a disciplinary hearing for Schalk Burger after the Springbok star was sent off the field for a second offence in Bloemfontein.

Stephen Nell writes in Die Burger that four important weeks lie ahead for Western Province after they got their Currie Cup campaign on track again.

The SA Rugby Union on Sunday said that no date has yet been set for a disciplinary hearing for Schalk Burger. The Springbok star was sent off the field for a second offence in the 70th minute of Saturday’s 35-17 win over the Free State Cheetahs in Bloemfontein.

He was given a controversial yellow card after 30 minutes when he played an opponent in the air during a line-out.

In the second incident he was in trouble following a dangerous tackle on flanker Juan Smith.

“We have not yet set a date for the hearing, but it should be no later than Tuesday,” Christo Ferreira, Saru’s manager of legal affairs, said on Sunday.

WP’s next match takes place on Saturday against the Falcons.

Western Province coach Allister Coetzee has said that he could still field his big guns, even though Rudy Joubert’s (coach) Falcons lost by 14-83 against the Lions.

Maintain the momentum

“It’s premature to say whether I will rest any players. I would like to see us maintain our momentum,” said Coetzee.

“The players place very high value on the Currie Cup series. When and how I will rest players is something I’m still wrestling with in the back of my mind.”

What Coetzee will also bear in mind is that earlier in the Currie Cup series his team went down 32-38 to the Falcons.

How on earth WP managed to do that, goodness only knows, but after that debacle in Brakpan they have more reason than any other side not to take any opponent lightly.

“It hurts every time I think about it again,” said Coetzee about that defeat.

Meanwhile there is also unhappiness in the Western Province camp because Conrad Jantjes (fullback) wasn’t allowed to return to the field after having been treated for a blood injury.

The timekeeper appeared not to want to allow WP to return Jantjes to the field. But WP feel that since Jantjes was off the field for only nine minutes he should have been allowed back.

While Joe Pietersen fared reasonably well as a replacement and scored an important try, it’s the principle that is causing unhappiness. It will, therefore, come as no surprise if WP were to lodge a complaint with Saru.


  • how many more disciplinary hearings will this guy go to? its time sa rugby gave him a good suspension to make the mountain goat wake up. if he is going to be a bok he needs to learn some restraint. give him a three month ban.

  • Comment 1, posted at 08.09.08 07:54:32 by try time Reply
  • He was given a controversial yellow card after 30 minutes when he played an opponent in the air during a line-out.

    Should not have been a Yellow IMO. The second was deserved though.

  • Comment 2, posted at 08.09.08 07:57:54 by KSA Shark © Reply
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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 2) : And could even have been a red on its own. Stoopid play Schalk.

  • Comment 3, posted at 08.09.08 08:50:03 by molly Reply
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  • @molly (Comment 3) : Juan Smith is not one to “sit aan” so that must have been an almighty klap.

  • Comment 4, posted at 08.09.08 09:40:44 by PJLD(RIP Bernie Mac) Reply
  • I think he’s suffered punishment enough. 😈

  • Comment 5, posted at 08.09.08 09:45:40 by McLovin Reply

  • @McLovin (Comment 5) : Catching his breath on the sideline?? 👿 👿

    @PJLD(RIP Bernie Mac) (Comment 4) : 😆

  • Comment 6, posted at 08.09.08 09:48:41 by Silver Fox Reply

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  • @PJLD(RIP Bernie Mac) (Comment 4) : I’m not so sure. He did seem to do a bit of a lazarus as soon as Schalk got a card. But I’ll have to check again. 😉

  • Comment 7, posted at 08.09.08 09:55:13 by McLovin Reply

  • Next time he should speartackle the oke. That’s only a week at worst these days, plus you don’t get a red card even. 👿

  • Comment 8, posted at 08.09.08 09:56:31 by McLovin Reply

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  • Comment 9, posted at 08.09.08 09:59:10 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Why almost always ‘this setting of a hearing date’ palawa? Why not dedicate one day of every week to hearing? Same people to conduct it & in the same place every week.

  • Comment 10, posted at 08.09.08 10:09:34 by McLovin Reply

  • @McLovin (Comment 10) :

    That’s the way it works in Club Rugby in Natal.

    You get a red card in a match anywhere in KZN, be it in Vryheid or Port Shepstone, you have to make your way to Kings Park for a disciplinary hearing on Tuesday evening. ALWAYS Tuesday evening.

  • Comment 11, posted at 08.09.08 10:30:43 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 11) : So simple… 🙄

  • Comment 12, posted at 08.09.08 11:08:17 by McLovin Reply

  • I think schalla wanted a break from rugby, and the second card was clearly not a card – he was trying to dislodge the ball – he just missed – it happens.

    To err is human, to layout Juan Smith deserves man of the match -i think that’s how the saying goes.

  • Comment 13, posted at 08.09.08 11:28:46 by Sauce Reply
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  • @Sauce (Comment 13) :

    I like that saying.

  • Comment 14, posted at 08.09.08 11:31:48 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Good to see Schalkie back to his fierry best. Think its about time. The first yellow was a joke and the second should be a yellow at best.

    I’ll rather see him playing like this then we saw on Newlands and Durbs for the Bokke.

    Just show the spirits is still strong in our CC, week back team mates and a week later , throwing handbags.

    Oh well the can give him three weeks with the amount of dept we have in the loosies, just bring him back for the Lions tribe.

  • Comment 15, posted at 08.09.08 15:16:47 by PaarlBok Reply

  • @PaarlBok (Comment 15) : Nice ❗

  • Comment 16, posted at 08.09.08 15:38:51 by PJLD(RIP Bernie Mac) Reply
  • @PaarlBok (Comment 15) :

    PB that second tackle was a swinging arm straight at the head, no ducking involved no reflex action involved.

    How can you say it was a yellow at best?

  • Comment 17, posted at 08.09.08 15:48:22 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 17) : he only got a yellow for that offence…

  • Comment 18, posted at 08.09.08 16:07:06 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 18) : Ok , OK was a bit rough but a red? He just showed his brotherly love to Juan. 😎

  • Comment 19, posted at 08.09.08 16:43:24 by PaarlBok Reply

  • @PaarlBok (Comment 19) : He wasn’t shown red for the tackle! He was shown yellow for the tackle. He was shown red for receiving two yellows in the same match. You have got to get that straight

  • Comment 20, posted at 08.09.08 17:23:01 by robdylan Reply
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  • Any outcome on this one?

  • Comment 21, posted at 09.09.08 15:30:35 by PaarlBok Reply

  • Just in

    Vodacom Western Province have received a huge boost to their chances of squeezing into the Currie Cup’s last four with the news that Springbok flanker Schalk Burger has escaped further punishment after being sent off during Saturday’s win over the Cheetahs in Bloemfontein.

    Burger was shown red during the game after referee Philip Bosch produced a second yellow card.

    At his disciplinary hearing earlier today, committee chairman Willem Gaum ruled that a player could not be cited for an incident after having been ordered from the field in such circumstances.

    Due to this technicality the chairman ruled that Burger had no case to answer

  • Comment 22, posted at 09.09.08 16:04:32 by PaarlBok Reply

  • @PaarlBok (Comment 22) : Beat you to it PB

  • Comment 23, posted at 09.09.08 16:06:58 by PJLD(RIP Bernie Mac) Reply

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