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1 week for Ranger, Lions wait

Written by Andre Bosch (KSA Shark ©)

Posted in :In the news, Super 14 on 23 Feb 2009 at 07:25
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Blues wing Rene Ranger has been suspended for one match, following a SANZAR judicial hearing in Pretoria, South Africa, on Sunday.

Rugby 365 reports that he was found guilty of a dangerous tackle during the Blues’ 26-59 Super 14 loss to the Bulls in Pretoria at the weekend.

The judicial officer found Ranger guilty of making a high and late tackle on Bulls hooker Derick Kuün in the 32nd minute of the first half of the match.

Kuün required treatment in the blood bin as a result of the tackle.

The ban means Ranger will not be available for the Blues’ match against the Stormers in Cape Town on Saturday.

However, the ban is meaningless, as Ranger would not have played in the game anyway.

Ranger suffered a suspected fractured eye-socket in the clash with the Bulls, an injury which could sideline him for up to six weeks.

He joins a growing Blues’ injury ward which included Rudi Wulf, Benson Stanley, Jay Williams and Ali Williams before the side flew to South Africa.

The Blues also have injury worries in terms of Keven Mealamu, Tony Woodcock, Isaia Toeava and Kurtis Haiu.

* Meanwhile, Lions players Jannie Boshoff and Heinke van der Merwe will appear before a SANZAR judicial officer on Tuesday, after being cited for a dangerous tackle on Francois Steyn in the 76th minute of the match between the Sharks and the Lions at the weekend


  • I didn’t see the dangerous tackle on Steyn?

  • Comment 1, posted at 23.02.09 07:36:10 by KSA Shark © Reply
    KSA Shark ©
  • hey leave the lions players alone, they never hurt steyn. and we want the lions to pelt the bulls.

  • Comment 2, posted at 23.02.09 07:53:39 by try time Reply
  • why was habana not cited for a trip. in one of the blues tries habana bounced off a blues player and fell to the ground. he then extended his legs out to trip the blues player. last time i checked that is a trip and a late tackle as the player had offloaded.

  • Comment 3, posted at 23.02.09 07:55:33 by try time Reply
  • From the Blues Website.

    Rene Ranger has received a one week suspension after a judicial hearing in Pretoria found him guilty of making a high and late tackle on Bulls hooker Derick Kuun and will not be eligible to play against the Stormers.

    Josevata Rokocoko is heading to South Africa following the arrival of his baby, and will join the team in Cape Town for their match against the Stormers this weekend.

    Grayson Hart is returning to New Zealand now that Taniela Moa has joined the squad following the birth of his baby.

    Francis Smith is returning to New Zealand after providing cover for Keven Mealamu following his calf injury from the Western Force match.

    Kurtis Haiu will be tested throughout the week to decide if he will be able to play against the Stormers following a head knock in the Bulls match

    Isaia Toeava has been cleared by medical staff following a knee strain during the Bulls match and will be available this weekend.

    Tony Woodcock has been cleared by medical staff following a hamstring strain during the Bulls match and will be available this weekend.

    Still unavailable due to injury are Rudi Wulf, Ali Williams, Benson Stanley and Jay Williams.

  • Comment 4, posted at 23.02.09 08:05:00 by KSA Shark © Reply
    KSA Shark ©
  • I didn’t see the tackle either.

    Lions need Heinke to expose the soft Bulls props.

  • Comment 5, posted at 23.02.09 10:30:44 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 5) : sharks need lions to beat bulls.

  • Comment 6, posted at 23.02.09 10:43:47 by try time Reply

  • Blues’ 26-59 Super 14 loss

    Should that not read “59-26 loss” as the Blue played an away game…

  • Comment 7, posted at 23.02.09 20:13:14 by Hmmm Reply

  • When I read the heading I was wondering what the heck has a Blues suspension got to do with the LIONS at this stage…..LoL

  • Comment 8, posted at 23.02.09 20:15:20 by Hmmm Reply

  • I did not even notice a siteable tackle…

  • Comment 9, posted at 23.02.09 20:16:19 by Hmmm Reply


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