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Kings lose two hearings in a row

Written by Andre Bosch (KSA Shark ©)

Posted in :EP Kings, In the news, Vodacom Cup on 2 Apr 2011 at 06:20
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Eastern Province Kings fullback Mzwandile Stick was on Thursday suspended for three weeks, after he attended a judicial hearing following his red card offence during a Vodacom Cup match against the Golden Lions.

It is the second day in a row the King had lost a disciplinary battle.

On Wednesday the appeal by the Eastern Province Rugby Union (EPRU) – in essence the Kings – against a fine and loss of league points, for fielding ineligible players, was also dismissed.

Stick was red carded by referee Francois Groenewald in the 33rd minute of the match for a contravention of rule 10.4 (a), which prohibits a player from striking an opponent with an elbow, shoulder head or knee.

Assistant referee Mlungiseli Mdashe reported to Groenewald that the former SA Sevens captain head-butted Lions fullback Marius Delport, which resulted in a red card being issued by the referee.

Judicial Officer Andre Oosthuizen viewed different angles of the available video evidence of the incident and heard evidence from the assistant referee and Stick.

He could not make a finding contrary to the referee’s decision. He mentioned that Mdashe is an experienced match official and had an unobstructed view of the incident.

As a result, Stick was suspended from all forms of the game for three weeks commencing on 30 March 2011.

The player has the right to appeal.

Article courtesy of Rugby 365


  • How do these fools get away with this?

    I see on the SARU log that the Kings have 10 log points after having won 4 games.

    So that means they have now lost the 9 log points for their 1st 2 games, but for the two after that (while they were appealing and STILL playing the illegal players) they have kept the log points?????????


  • Comment 1, posted at 02.04.11 06:28:46 by KSA Shark © Reply
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  • I must remember that if I ever get a speeding ticket and decide to appeal against it I can continue speeding without consequence until the original appeal is lost.

  • Comment 2, posted at 02.04.11 06:32:03 by KSA Shark © Reply
    KSA Shark ©
  • Great
    let this be a lesson for all to learn

    its a contact sport with rules 🙂

  • Comment 3, posted at 02.04.11 06:51:44 by chaz Reply
  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 2) : :mrgreen:

    now who doesn’t speed, i think we all do 🙂

    but speeding isn’t sports

  • Comment 4, posted at 02.04.11 06:55:22 by chaz Reply
  • is it ok to strike an opponent with a fist then?

  • Comment 5, posted at 02.04.11 07:44:31 by Rahul Reply
  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 1) : They may have gotten the clearance certificates by then, if not they lose those points too.

  • Comment 6, posted at 02.04.11 09:31:14 by war1 Reply
  • @war1 (Comment 6) :
    They certainly hadn’t gotten them by the 3rd game, 11 March against the Pumas. According to the Pumas they only got the REQUEST for the clearance on the 14th of March.

  • Comment 7, posted at 02.04.11 10:16:06 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @Rahul (Comment 5) : Only if a previous strike with a fist is currently under appeal. 😛

  • Comment 8, posted at 02.04.11 10:16:52 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Head butt is only 3 weeks???what’s up with the rugby in this country?? If you wanna fight,switch to another sport..

  • Comment 9, posted at 02.04.11 10:20:20 by bergshark Reply

  • Anyway,why is stick playing 15s and not 7s??

  • Comment 10, posted at 02.04.11 10:21:25 by bergshark Reply

  • @bergshark (Comment 9) : boxing maybe will do just great when they want to fight

  • Comment 11, posted at 02.04.11 21:32:07 by chaz Reply


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