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Kamana suspended for 3 weeks

Written by Andre Bosch (KSA Shark ©)

Posted in :In the news, Lions, Super Rugby on 15 Mar 2011 at 17:09
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The Lions fullback James Kamana, who recently joined the Lions from New Zealand, has been suspended for three weeks after a SANZAR judicial hearing held in Johannesburg on Tuesday found him guilty of dangerous play. 

Rugby 365 reports that the hearing, chaired by Advocate Jannie Lubbe (SC), was called after Kamana was cited for a dangerous tackle on Cheetahs centre Robert Ebersohn during a Super Rugby clash in Bloemfontein last weekend. Kamana received a yellow card for the incident, which occurred during the 60th minute of the match.  

The hearing found Kamana guilty on the charge of a dangerous tackle under Law 10.4 (j) that relates to lifting an opponent into the air and dropping him into the ground, commonly referred to as a “tip” tackle. 

The player, who pleaded guilty to the charge, has the right to appeal.

This is the same length of suspension as the Force’s Rory Sidey received for a tip tackle on Odwa Ndungane which was a particularly heavy tackle.

Just recently the International Rugby Board has asked that action be more strictly taken against such tip/spear tackles. This suspension is the lowest recommended by the IRB.

The IRB’s recommendation

Lifting a Player from the ground and either dropping or driving that Player’s head and/or upper body into the ground whilst the Player’s feet are off the ground.

The IRB’s recommended suspensions are based on the scale of seriousness of the foul play.

The recommended suspensions are:

Lower End: 3 weeks
Mid Range: 6 weeks
Top End: 10+ weeks

Maximum: 52 weeks


  • So kamana deserved a red card but only received a yellow!talk about a game-changing decision (furious!).

  • Comment 1, posted at 15.03.11 17:22:26 by bergshark Reply
  • No need for kamana to bring his kiwi antics to an sa rugby field (fuming!)

  • Comment 2, posted at 15.03.11 17:24:16 by bergshark Reply
  • the hearing, chaired by Advocate Jannie Lubbe (SC) Talk about mixed emotions, not wanting to disadvantage a Saffa team but also wanting to pay back the kiwis. Must have been a tough decision 😛

  • Comment 3, posted at 15.03.11 17:28:14 by KSA Shark © Reply
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  • Won’t be disadvantaging a sa team,just advantaging talented AND law-abiding rugby players

  • Comment 4, posted at 15.03.11 17:34:08 by bergshark Reply
  • i didn’t think it looked as bad as the one on odwa.

  • Comment 5, posted at 15.03.11 17:35:55 by rekinek Reply
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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 3) : 😆

  • Comment 6, posted at 15.03.11 17:36:17 by rekinek Reply
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  • Deserved 3 weeks. Set a precedent early in this tournament. Hope it stays.

  • Comment 7, posted at 15.03.11 19:37:08 by Speed7 Reply

  • Why weren’t any of the Highlander vuilgatte cited for goodness sakes? 👿 👿 👿 👿

    Two thugs punching Bekker repeatedly & get off scot free. 👿 👿 👿

  • Comment 8, posted at 15.03.11 23:18:23 by McLovin Reply

  • Doppies has been ruled out of the game vs the Force.

    Bad news for the Lions that!!

  • Comment 9, posted at 16.03.11 08:16:12 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • it is fair. the force guy got the same punishment. just felt nonu got off lightly as well as the highlanders guy.

  • Comment 10, posted at 16.03.11 08:45:45 by try time Reply

  • @try time (Comment 10) : Yeah, can’t tread on the nz toes, not in the year they are hosting a world cup, gotta be nice to them.
    Interesting article on supersport:

  • Comment 11, posted at 16.03.11 09:29:05 by Greg Reply

  • @Greg (Comment 11) : Exactly. (The supersport article not the nz toes bit.) :mrgreen:

  • Comment 12, posted at 16.03.11 09:31:52 by McLovin Reply

  • Watching the footage again, it’s an absolute disgrace that no citings came from the the Highlanders game. 👿

    Maybe the citing commish was queueing at the bar at the time and had his spineless back to the game and he forgot to set his pvr and no-one else on the entire planet had a copy for him. 👿

  • Comment 13, posted at 16.03.11 09:36:14 by McLovin Reply

  • @McLovin (Comment 13) : No, he was just so stoked that the highlanders had beaten the bulls the week before, he didn’t want to repay that favour with a citing 😆 😆

  • Comment 14, posted at 16.03.11 10:15:52 by Greg Reply

  • What a frickin joke ..3 weeks ..please !

    No consistency in this farce ..hardly deserved 3 weeks ..I won’t even mention the other antics over the weekend going un noticed.

  • Comment 15, posted at 16.03.11 11:14:26 by CoffeeshopBok;-) Reply

  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 9) :

    Taute to center Killian to fullback and Chavanga takes the wing ..

    Any news asto why ?

  • Comment 16, posted at 16.03.11 11:15:52 by CoffeeshopBok;-) Reply

  • @bergshark (Comment 1) :


  • Comment 17, posted at 16.03.11 11:17:15 by CoffeeshopBok;-) Reply

  • @CoffeeshopBok;-) (Comment 16) : I prefer Taute to centre and Alwyn Hollenbach comes in at fullback, the rest stays the same

  • Comment 18, posted at 16.03.11 13:24:39 by Greg Reply

  • @Greg (Comment 18) :

    Boshoff brought in at outside center, Murray moves to 12 rest stays the same with Van Deventernon the bench.

    Not sure about that combo ..Murray has been brilliant at 13 for us and although I rate Boshoff not totally comfortable with it.

    What is suprising me is that Chavanga has been in very good form and still not being considered ..

  • Comment 19, posted at 17.03.11 17:27:22 by CoffeeshopBok;-) Reply


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