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3 Currie Cup players cited

Written by Andre Bosch (KSA Shark ©)

Posted in :Currie Cup, In the news on 2 Aug 2010 at 18:47
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The Blue Bulls’ Springbok lock, Flip van der Merwe, was one of three players cited for foul play after Round Four of the 2010 Currie Cup.

Rugby 365 reports that Van der Merwe, Lions flank Trevor Hall and SWD Eagles centre Sinethemba Zweni will appear before South African Rugby Union judicial committees on Tuesday – after being cited for foul play during their respective teams’ Currie Cup games at the weekend.

Van der Merwe was cited under law 10.4 (a) for punching or striking an opponent. The Blue Bulls lock punched Lions hooker Martin Bezuidenhout in the face with his left fist during the third minute of the game – a match the Bulls won 32-18.

Hall was cited under law 10.4 (m) for acts contrary to good sportsmanship. The Lions flank was on top of the Blue Bulls No.4, Van der Merwe, during the 81st minute of the match and with his open hands made contact in his face, near the eye area.

Zweni was cited for contravening law 10.4 (j) for lifting an unidentified Griffons player from the ground and dropping or driving that player into the ground. The incident occurred in the 19th minute of the game. The SWD Eagles defeated the Griffons 18-14 in this First Division fixture.

The judicial hearings of all three players will take place in Johannesburg on Tuesday.


  • Let’s not make the same mistake as we have made with Bakkies Botha everytime he got suspended. All he got was a pat on the back and “daai bleddy Kiwis en Aussies hou nie van ons nie” comments leading him to believe there was nothing wrong with what he did.

    Flip needs to be given a good wakeup suspension by SARU and then some action should be taken against him by the BBRU.

    THE BBRU won’t do that though, they will console him rather than council him.

  • Comment 1, posted at 02.08.10 18:49:31 by KSA Shark © Reply
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  • I agree with you KSA, take action and then they won’t do it again!!

  • Comment 2, posted at 02.08.10 18:54:58 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • I never saw the incident with Flip. Was it bad?

  • Comment 3, posted at 02.08.10 19:31:38 by Baldrick Reply

  • And also stop people like p div defending foul play!

  • Comment 4, posted at 02.08.10 19:32:33 by Rahul Reply

  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 2) : Isn’t what happened with Bakkies, didn’t he headbutt someone and get a bad in the last 6 months/year?

    Didn’t teach him did it?

  • Comment 5, posted at 02.08.10 19:35:07 by Baldrick Reply

  • @ Baldrick

    Bakkies is braindead.. He can’t be helped..

    My point is that the players should really regret what they did.. Maybe even financially!??!

  • Comment 6, posted at 02.08.10 19:37:22 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 1) : I agree, he’s not the only lock that can play for the boks anyway.

  • Comment 7, posted at 02.08.10 19:39:53 by Letgo Reply
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  • @Baldrick (Comment 3) :

    Middle of the road, have not seen it on youtube yet, will try and find it.

  • Comment 8, posted at 02.08.10 19:46:19 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 6) :
    Bakkies is braindead.. He can’t be helped..

    Flip is still young he can be helped.

  • Comment 9, posted at 02.08.10 19:47:11 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 8) : Thanks dude, please post URL, would be interested in seeing it.

    @Richard Ferguson (Comment 6) : Agreed, blatant and stupid play – punching, headbutting, kicking, biting, eye-gouging – should all be penaliseable with a fine as well as time on the sidelines.

  • Comment 10, posted at 02.08.10 19:49:34 by Baldrick Reply

  • Take away his money and he will not do it again!!!

    Flip is young and can be helped.. I like that!! Lol

  • Comment 11, posted at 02.08.10 19:50:47 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 9) : Seems Flip is learning from the best.

    Didn’t Victor punch BJ Botha in a scrum a few years back. Split open his eye.

    Nice lessons they are teaching the Bulls locks.

  • Comment 12, posted at 02.08.10 19:51:25 by Baldrick Reply

  • @Baldrick (Comment 12) :

    NOOOOOOO You MUST be mistaken. Girls don’t fight. 😛

  • Comment 13, posted at 02.08.10 20:03:23 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @Baldrick (Comment 12) : I guess they’re trying to toughen them up so they don’t end up like the Skeates & Hargreaves of the world?

  • Comment 14, posted at 02.08.10 20:11:42 by CS Reply

  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 11) : I agree… the only way the players will really feel it is if they’re punished with hefty financial fines. Banning them for a week or two is going to do nothing, especially if they’re overplayed anyway and actually look forward to the enforced rest.

  • Comment 15, posted at 02.08.10 20:13:31 by CS Reply

  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 6) : now u are talking :mrgreen:
    if s one does sth wrong and they don’t want to learn then give them the max likr bakkies maybe after the long sit and no money for playing the games will teach them all that they hv forgotten
    friendlyness it a sport nt a boxing ring at all 😆

  • Comment 16, posted at 02.08.10 20:18:17 by chaz Reply

  • Do too them what cricket does to their players…match fees…even add a bring the union into disripute fine…will show that spending time off the field will cost u more than a two week light contact holiday…I’m sure bakkies is doing this to go overseas…more pressure he creates might result in a early release from his contract n iff he goes to make his pension…

  • Comment 17, posted at 02.08.10 21:24:35 by shaniboi Reply

  • I only watch tiny snippets of the sharks game, but one thing I saw was Kanko bitch-slapping someone, how did he not get cited for that?

  • Comment 18, posted at 03.08.10 09:10:01 by molly Reply
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  • The Blue Bullies! What an appropiate name 😈 They all have a middlename. ‘Domkrag’, try it, it works everytime.

  • Comment 19, posted at 03.08.10 09:27:01 by Jarson Reply
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  • @molly (Comment 18) : I think with the camera angle we saw during the game it looked like Kanko had slapped him in the face, but had in fact missed and only slapped away the arm that was holding onto him.

  • Comment 20, posted at 03.08.10 15:21:00 by rhineshark Reply
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  • van der Merwe let off with a warning.


  • Comment 21, posted at 03.08.10 15:24:02 by robdylan Reply
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  • @rhineshark (Comment 20) : jeez, I also saw that one and reckoned ‘kowski was a goner!

  • Comment 22, posted at 03.08.10 15:24:51 by robdylan Reply
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  • I can’t believe Flip only got a warning!?

    Blerrie Blue Bull influence!!

  • Comment 23, posted at 03.08.10 15:35:19 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 21) :

    @Richard Ferguson (Comment 23) :

    I suspect it has something to do with the impending TriNations Home Leg Disaster. And the fact that Bekekr and Bakkies are out.

  • Comment 24, posted at 03.08.10 15:42:39 by Worcestershire Sauce Reply
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  • @Worcestershire Sauce (Comment 24) : korrek

  • Comment 25, posted at 03.08.10 16:38:37 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 21) :

    @Richard Ferguson (Comment 23) :

    To important to the Bok cause, and we moan that the other judiciary guys are biased. 😕

  • Comment 26, posted at 03.08.10 17:48:57 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • The youtube clip.

    he deserved at least a week or two.

  • Comment 27, posted at 03.08.10 17:53:28 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 27) : Personally I think he should have been out for the rest of the season

  • Comment 28, posted at 04.08.10 13:45:32 by Greg Reply

  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 23) : Okay I admit I was a bit out of the loop news wise this week, but how the hell did Flip get away with that punch?
    Does this mean it`s a total free for all out there now? Can bulls players just do what they want?
    Are all players exempt from punishment now or just bulls players?
    We need to know before we face the bulls again. . .

  • Comment 29, posted at 07.08.10 08:54:33 by Original Pierre Reply
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