Sidey banned for three weeks

Written by Warren Smith (war1)

Posted in :Original Content, Super Rugby on 7 Mar 2011 at 12:11
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Rory Sidey has been banned for three weeks after appearing before a SANZAR judicial hearing.
Sidey did not contest that his tackle was dangerous and SANZAR judicial officer decided that his tackle on Odwa Ndungane should be punished by three weeks on the sidelines.

In other Force-related news last year’s Australian player of the year, David Pocock is ruled out for up to six weeks as a result of the knee injury he suffered in the match against the Sharks. Centre, Mitch Inman could be out for a month after dislocating his elbow in the same match.


  • Probably long enough. Never mind him not contesting. Was there any sort of apology ?

  • Comment 1, posted at 07.03.11 12:30:06 by Speed7 Reply
  • It would not have been as bad if he was not assisted in the tackle.

  • Comment 2, posted at 07.03.11 12:35:58 by Honey Badger Reply
    Honey Badger
  • had it been a south african he no doubt would not have gotten 3 weeks , but 6 to 8 weeks 😯

  • Comment 3, posted at 07.03.11 12:47:11 by sharks_lover Reply
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  • I think this was lenient – maybe they took into account that he was red carded at the beginning of the games….so that made up four weeks.

  • Comment 4, posted at 07.03.11 12:49:21 by Just a Fan Reply

    Just a Fan
  • I would have thought his dissent at the touchline judge would have earned him a longer sentence, the prat!

  • Comment 5, posted at 07.03.11 14:32:09 by CapeShark Reply
    The Great Couch Shark
  • @CapeShark (Comment 5) : certainly didn’t endear himself to anyone with his behaviour. Glad he’s getting a rest

  • Comment 6, posted at 07.03.11 14:47:39 by robdylan Reply
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  • Yes first his reaction after the card wasn’t sporting and secondly had that been a big name player he would’ve suffered a longer sentence. But glad he got banned nonetheless… Wasn’t impressed with The Force’s attitude toward the game…

  • Comment 7, posted at 07.03.11 16:05:34 by DarkDestroyer Reply

  • 3 weeks??!!!??! Shocked and outraged!

  • Comment 8, posted at 07.03.11 16:36:42 by bergshark Reply

  • Those aus and kiwis run this judicial system just the way they like to.

  • Comment 9, posted at 07.03.11 16:37:54 by bergshark Reply

  • That elbow dislocation looked very “eina”.hope the poor guy gets better soon.

  • Comment 10, posted at 07.03.11 16:39:25 by bergshark Reply

  • I just hope that Sidey had the decency to check on Odders after the match, perhaps a call to apologize. He certainly didn’t care one bit during the match about the possible damage he did to another person.

  • Comment 11, posted at 07.03.11 17:36:35 by Dancing Bear Reply
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  • 👿 this is B [email protected] gee would that of been enough if the Odwa couldn’t play for the rest of his life gee Bakkies got Banned for like how long last year 6 weeks or more he must have some friends in high places

    sorry but that is just me i must sit on that board he’ll be off for 8+ or for the rest of the S15

  • Comment 12, posted at 07.03.11 20:29:01 by chaz Reply

  • @Dancing Bear (Comment 11) :

    could see he tef WTF i could be wrong but 3 week is nothing

  • Comment 13, posted at 07.03.11 20:30:17 by chaz Reply

  • @sharks_lover (Comment 3) : I agree! HE should’ve got 6 weeks at least.

  • Comment 14, posted at 08.03.11 07:41:15 by SharksRTB Reply


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