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Shepherdson only get’s two week ban

Written by Andre Bosch (KSA Shark ©)

Posted in :In the news, Super 14 on 18 Apr 2009 at 06:47
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Brumbies prop Guy Shepherdson has been banned for two weeks by the SANZAR judiciary after being found guilty of striking during the match against the Bulls in Canberra on Friday night.

The AAP reports thast Shepherdson faced judicial officer Campbell Thomson in Canberra on Saturday morning to answer a striking charge under Law 10.4(a), the hearing following a 27th-minute incident involving the prop and a Bulls forward in which the Brumbies frontrower’s knee made contact with his opponent’s head.

Shepherdson received a yellow card at the time, after a touch judge’s report to referee Chris Pollock, and he was later cited by citing commissioner Scott Nowland.

Thomson said in handing down his finding that the striking was “reckless” but the offence was at the lower end of the scale on which the entry-point penalty is three weeks.

Thomson reduced Shepherdson’s suspension to two weeks after taking into account the prop’s previously unblemished record in 64 games for the Brumbies and 18 matches for Australia,

Shepherdson is ineligible to play until May 3


  • From RugbyHeaven

    Brumbies prop Guy Shepherdson has been suspended for two weeks after he was found guilty of striking in Friday night’s 32-31 Super 14 win over the Bulls at Canberra Stadium.

    Shepherdson earned a yellow card in the 27th minute of the match after appearing to knee Bulls lock Danie Rossouw in the head.

    A SANZAR hearing a Brumbies headquarters on Saturday morning determined Shepherdson would be banned for two games.

    The ban was downgraded from three matches because of Shepherdson’s previously unblemished record.

    He will miss away games against Wellington and Queensland.

  • Comment 1, posted at 18.04.09 06:49:25 by KSA Shark © Reply
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  • Thi to me yet again shws that the Bulls have no idea about playing clever rugby.

    If Bakkies had been bright (and flexible) enough last week he should have kneed Waugh in the head, that way he would only have gotten a 2 week suspension.

    Man those Bulls players ARE Dof. 🙄 🙄

  • Comment 2, posted at 18.04.09 06:51:03 by KSA Shark © Reply
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  • Shepherson knee to Rossouw’s head was straight out of a WWF manual.

    1)Bend your one leg, while placing all your weight on the other leg
    2)Take the weight off of the supporting leg and aim well with the knee of the bent leg.
    3) this should result in a crashing blow to the body part of the opponent below.

    Shepherdson got it spot on.
    Judicial guy missed it by a mile.

  • Comment 3, posted at 18.04.09 06:54:28 by KSA Shark © Reply
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