Bakkies cited

Written by Wesley Weber (wpw)

Posted in :Bulls, In the news, Stormers, Super 14 on 17 May 2010 at 10:25
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The Bulls’ stand-in captain, veteran Springbok lock Bakkies Botha, has been cited – following his team’s 10-38 loss to the Stormers at Newlands at the weekend.

Botha has been cited for an incident in which he cleaned out a ruck and collided with Stormers wing Gio Aplon.

Citing Commissioner Freek Burger cited Botha under Law 10.4 (h) for dangerously and recklessly entering a ruck without using his arms or grasping a player.

Botha made contact with the Stormers wing, Aplon, in the second minute of the match. Aplon required treatment on the field as a result.

Botha will appear before a SANZAR judicial hearing in Pretoria on Monday.

This article is courtesy of www.rugby365.com


  • Gio might be small but he is one tough dude!! 😯 😎

  • Comment 1, posted at 17.05.10 10:26:39 by wpw Reply
  • Hope SANZAR is not so hard on poor bakkies 😥

  • Comment 2, posted at 17.05.10 10:36:51 by Chaz Reply

  • Lets hope they throw the book at him……didn’t Mumm get 2 Weeks at the start of the season for the same thing !

  • Comment 3, posted at 17.05.10 10:49:45 by Hertford Highlander Reply
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  • This is such a grey area. It seems that a player only gets cited when the other player is injured. Players go into rucks without binding all the time.I recon if this offence is cited every time that there wouldn’t be enough forwards left in the S14 to continue with the competition.

  • Comment 4, posted at 17.05.10 11:47:47 by Pokkel Reply
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  • I only saw the replay on the news last night – looks suspiciously like a deliberate head butt – not hitting a ruck and not binding – and we all know Bakkies penchant for this kind of thing.

  • Comment 5, posted at 17.05.10 11:56:32 by Worcestershire Sauce Reply
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  • @Worcestershire Sauce (Comment 5) :

    I agree.

  • Comment 6, posted at 17.05.10 12:21:52 by wpw Reply
  • @Worcestershire Sauce (Comment 5) : @wpw (Comment 6) : Bakkie must be a ‘hardekop’ He headbutted Aplon ,who was wearing headgear, met sy ‘kaalkop’ :mrgreen:

  • Comment 7, posted at 17.05.10 12:25:09 by Pokkel Reply
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  • Oh this is funny. As I recall I advised the Stormers to do exactly this last week after the bulls announced their team. ” Go out, get the bonus point, pull the big guns off the field and antagonise the bulls till they start swinging ” . . .

    Now we`ll see how the bulls handle the added pressure of a little hearing during the week before semi`s.
    Okay, Bakkies probably wouldn`t have made the starting XV this weekend anyway, but they still have to deal with it hehehe

  • Comment 8, posted at 17.05.10 13:23:19 by Original Pierre Reply
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  • OP
    I noticed your buddies at WTR have lost patience with the powers that be at GLRU! En nou eerste! Lol

  • Comment 9, posted at 17.05.10 14:15:22 by wpw Reply
  • Bakkies’ reputation will certainly not help him – I don’t think the Bulls will miss him that much though, they’ve got Danie Rossouw to cover and he is a very similar type of player to Bakkies (I actually have a theory as to why they are so similar…..Bakkies is Danie Rossouw, but with a Mission Impossible mask, how else can you get 2 such ugly, big, brutish guys playing in the same position – lol – think about it, when was the last time you saw both of them on the field at the same time……..)

  • Comment 10, posted at 17.05.10 14:58:17 by MB1810 Reply

  • Pretoria – A decision in the disciplinary hearing of Bulls lock Bakkies Botha has been deferred until Tuesday.

    Botha attended a judicial hearing that lasted for four hours on Monday afternoon at the offices of the Blue Bulls Rugby Union in Pretoria. The judicial officer, Peter Ingwersen, will give his verdict in the matter tomorrow.

    The player, who captained the Bulls in their Super 14 match against the Stormers at Newlands Stadium on Saturday, was represented by Gerrie Swart.

    Citing commissioner Freek Burger cited Botha under Law 10.4 (h) for dangerously and recklessly entering a ruck without using his arms or grasping a player.

    Botha made contact with Stormers right wing Gio Aplon in the second minute of the match. Aplon required treatment on the field as a result.

  • Comment 11, posted at 17.05.10 20:31:09 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @Chaz (Comment 2) :

    I hope he gets NAILED to the wall. This is one time to many and on the smallest guy on the field nogal. 👿

  • Comment 12, posted at 17.05.10 20:32:30 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @Pokkel (Comment 7) :

    I played Hooker at school before moving to scrumhalf at u/20.

    Let me tell you the hardest part of the head is the piece just above the forehead spreading to the crown of your hair. You have NO IDEA how hard you can hit a guy with that ESPECIALLY at the scrum engage, before scrum caps were invented. 😳

  • Comment 13, posted at 17.05.10 20:36:11 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • To be fair Bakkies also made contact with the headgear… cushioned them both I suppose.

    I personally hope they throw the book at Bakkies. It seems to happen season after season and I dont buy it that they are ALWAYS targetting him.

    Maybe he should adjust his technique instead?

    I really have no sympathy for player getting nailed like this – all players need to do is hit the ruck with a team-mate – otherwise you’re not allowed to hit the ruck. Its simply a discipline thing.
    Rugby has a lot more complex rules than this.
    If the Bulls can organise their attack pods so effectively then they should be able to organise their rucks in a similar vein.
    They should go after these guys. Some players will just need to adjust their technique – hitting a ruck with a buddy should come as naturally as not playing the ball on the ground or not tackling a player around the neck.

    Tackling a player around the neck is actually a decent comparison as both are instinctive and both can be unlearned.

    If they go after these perpetrators, players that cant or wont join a ruck in a pair will simply no longer be a viable option for coaches to play and those cannot adopt will go the way of the dodo in a couple of seasons.

  • Comment 14, posted at 17.05.10 21:00:26 by VinChainSaw Reply
  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 12) : true and maybe its by time he gets what coming to him if it was a shark then he must just get hanged upside down and then Nailed to the wall 😆 😉

  • Comment 15, posted at 18.05.10 09:29:43 by Chaz Reply

  • @wpw (Comment 9) : Yeah wp I dunno, the studies are keeping me so busy now I haven`t been there in a while now. Funny, when time becomes an issue I learnt to prioritise. . .
    But it seems John Mitchell has been approached to take over from DM.
    I don`t really think DM is the problem. They just haven`t got the players.

    Later . . . Back to Macro Economics!

  • Comment 16, posted at 18.05.10 09:38:40 by Original Pierre Reply
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  • @Original Pierre (Comment 16) : Discussing the Lions vs. studying macro economics – yeah, I think I would pick the economics as well 🙂

  • Comment 17, posted at 18.05.10 09:50:48 by MysticShark Reply
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  • @Original Pierre (Comment 16) : aren’t you supposed to be retired?

  • Comment 18, posted at 18.05.10 09:57:05 by rekinek Reply
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  • Bakkies out for 4 Weeks

  • Comment 19, posted at 18.05.10 11:57:39 by provincejoulekkading Reply
  • @provincejoulekkading (Comment 19) : wrong thread me friend 🙄

  • Comment 20, posted at 18.05.10 12:08:56 by Chaz Reply


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