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Three report for SARU sin-bin

Written by Andre Bosch (KSA Shark ©)

Posted in :Currie Cup, In the news on 8 Sep 2008 at 18:40
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The South African Rugby Union (SARU) has confirmed three player citings from round 10 of the Currie Cup, which are due for respective disciplinary hearings on Tuesday.

Last weekend saw the return of no fewer than 17 Springboks to provincial duty, as the South African faithful shifted their focus from a diabolical Tri-Nations campaign and onto the business end of the Currie Cup competition.

Rugby 365 reports that the Springbok injection made for a highly competitive round of matches, seeing several players falling on the wrong side of the law.

The second red card of the weekend went to none other than Western Province and Springbok wrecking ball, Schalk Burger – a player with a notorious disciplinary record.

After spending 10 minutes in the sin bin for pulling down a Cheetahs player at a line-out in Bloemfontein, Burger was then penalised and duly red-carded for a dangerous stiff-arm tackle on fellow Springbok and Cheetahs captain, Juan Smith.

Burger is thus due to appear at SARU offices on Tuesday for a disciplinary hearing, being cited and charged under law 10.4 (e), SARU told rugby365.com on Monday.

Blue Bulls lock Deon Stegman was the second player to be cited, after a dangerous tackle on Sharks utility back Waylon Murray in Durban.

Stegman has been charged under the same law and will attend his hearing at Loftus Versfeld on Tuesday.

The Lions’ 83-14 bleaching of the Falcons in Brakpan last Friday night was also tainted with disciplinary nuances.

Lions fullback Jaco van Schalkwyk has been cited (after receiving a red card) for a spear tackle on a Falcons player and is also due to appear at Loftus on Tuesday – although a formalised charge from SARU has not been confirmed as yet.

According to law 10.4 (e), the stipulations and sanctions are as follows:

(e) Dangerous tackling. A player must not tackle an opponent early, late or dangerously.

– A player must not tackle (or try to tackle) an opponent above the line of the shoulders. A tackle around the opponent’s neck or head is dangerous play.– A ‘stiff-arm tackle’ is dangerous play. A player makes a stiff-arm tackle when using a stiff arm to strike an opponent.

– Playing a player without the ball is dangerous play.

– A player must not tackle an opponent whose feet are off the ground.

– Exception: A player is permitted to attempt to tackle a player who is in possession of the ball and is in the act of diving in an attempt to score a try.
Penalty: Penalty Kick


  • No Sharks in there? We must be a well disciplined team 😉

  • Comment 1, posted at 08.09.08 18:52:26 by KSA Shark © Reply
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  • Was bloody cross about that tackle at the time

  • Comment 2, posted at 08.09.08 19:49:15 by robdylan Reply
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  • There is something else here that is just plain stupid and, at the risk of sounding like my 9 year old daughter, 😳 “unfair”

    The disciplinary hearings should be held in one place in front of the same panel for the whole season.

    Two guys going to Loftus and one guy going to SARU offices in CT is just plain stupid.

    And if the player or his union has a concern with travel expenses for flying somewhere to be at a hearing then he should have thought about it before letting his brain hit neutral on the pitch.

    How can we expect any form of consistancy if you have different people preciding over the hearings?

  • Comment 3, posted at 09.09.08 08:09:26 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 3) : Dude, they should not even have to move a foot. A phone call from a central body should be enough. One panel to decide on the video footage. If a guy is guilty, what can he achieve by bleating his head off?? Or should I say he is not suppose to achieve something.

    In short, you are right, now contact SARU and the IRB. 😀

  • Comment 4, posted at 09.09.08 08:15:50 by Silver Fox Reply

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  • there is a very unhappy man writing in the beeld this morning, about how unfair the citing system is. (Sounds like a bulls supporter) How Deon could be cited, and Francois (Spear tackle on Potgieter), Stefan (Late tacke on Olivier) and Keegan (punch on stegman) could not be cited…

    and on superrugby on kyknet last night, a few sour BB supporters phoned in and said that it was the worst ref in a while! if tiger scored, steyn kicked everything over and the ref didnt rob them, they would have won… :mrgreen:

  • Comment 5, posted at 09.09.08 08:48:03 by VanWilder Reply

  • @VanWilder (Comment 5) : :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

    Kaplan must be relieved HE didn’t ref the game or else we would have had endless media reports of his bias and dislike of the Bulls 😆

  • Comment 6, posted at 09.09.08 08:57:05 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • I saw the Superrugby programme on Kyknet last night.
    Amazingly they showed only one video clip from the Sharks game and it wasn’t of any of the tries. Instead it was of a reffing error which Mark Lawrence had made and which obviously pleased little Joost no end because he kept on bringing it up. He seems to be pissed off with Lawrence because Lawrence had apparently said on some website that the commentators dont know their rules. So keen was Joostie to introduce this video clip and get his dig in at Lawrence that he couldn’t wait for someone to phone in and moan about Lawrence but instead took the opportunity to “shoot his wad” straight after a lady from the Strand had phoned in saying that Lawrence had blown a brilliant game and was our best ref. Proof that these guys dont listen to a word that the callers have to say.

  • Comment 7, posted at 09.09.08 09:19:01 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • And while on Joost.
    This morning he is have a full go at SARU regarding the PdeV sex allegations. He is basically questioning when SARU will wisen up to the evil and deviousness of media liasson officers, especially those that have an axe to grind. I get the feeling that he is really enjoying associating Keo’s name with this.

  • Comment 8, posted at 09.09.08 09:36:16 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • @Salmonoid (Comment 8) :

    All this while grinding his own axe. 🙄

    I apologize in advance for this and ask those who attack me for this to consider the fact that I am also Afrikaans as a mitigating circumstance. 😳

    Joost is a thick Dutchman bonehead of note.

    Dutchman is a mentality whereas Afrikaans is a language.

  • Comment 9, posted at 09.09.08 09:44:17 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 9) :
    Janee Joost can be special.

  • Comment 10, posted at 09.09.08 09:57:06 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • ‘thick Dutchman bonehead’ 😆

  • Comment 11, posted at 09.09.08 10:02:52 by McLovin Reply

  • I stopped watching that superrugby programme ages ago. Mainly because many of the callers seem very heavily under the influence of alcohol and/or don’t seem to know much about rugby.

  • Comment 12, posted at 09.09.08 10:07:08 by McLovin Reply

  • … and every second oke first moans about not getting through last week or the week before or whenever.

  • Comment 13, posted at 09.09.08 10:08:08 by McLovin Reply

  • …and then there’s the fools that don’t stick to the topic & only want to bitch about a previous caller from 6 weeks ago.

    There, it’s off my chest.

  • Comment 14, posted at 09.09.08 10:09:27 by McLovin Reply

  • @McLovin (Comment 14) :
    Not much has changed. I also seldom watch a full show but do make an exception when the Sharks or Province have just beaten the Bulls.

  • Comment 15, posted at 09.09.08 10:18:53 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 9) : FJ! ELN!

  • Comment 16, posted at 09.09.08 11:43:50 by robdylan Reply
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  • PASOP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Die deur gaan jou op die gat slaan oppad uit 😉

  • Comment 17, posted at 09.09.08 11:46:48 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @McLovin (Comment 12) :

    Then stop phoning in!!!…. 😈

  • Comment 18, posted at 09.09.08 11:59:40 by I'ce (Rebel With a Cause) Reply
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  • @I’ce (Rebel With a Cause) (Comment 18) : :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

  • Comment 19, posted at 09.09.08 12:05:14 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @I’ce (Rebel With a Cause) (Comment 18) : 😆

    Ice is on fire today… 😕

  • Comment 20, posted at 09.09.08 12:11:38 by blackshark - (Well done Serena!) Reply

    blackshark - I'm back!

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