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James Slipper cited


Written by Richard Ferguson (Richard Ferguson)

Posted in :Lions, Original Content, Super Rugby on 3 Apr 2011 at 11:29
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Following the yellow card he received on Saturday, James Slipper has been cited and will appear in front of a Judicial Hearing on Monday.

The Reds prop tip tackled Lions hooker Bandise Maku early in the Reds v Lions game, for which eh spent 10 minutes in the sin bin

Slipper has been cited for an alleged breach of Foul Play Law 10.4 (j) that relates to lifting an opponent off the ground and dropping or driving him into the ground whilst his feet are still in the air. The incident occurred in the sixth minute of the match.

The hearing will take place in the Western Province Rugby Union Boardroom at 10h00 on Monday and will be chaired by SANZAR Judicial Officer, Advocate Rob Stelzner.


31 Comments

  • I didn’t see this incident, was it bad?

  • Comment 1, posted at 03.04.11 11:30:02 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 1) : No ๐Ÿ˜•

  • Comment 2, posted at 03.04.11 11:35:20 by Hertford Highlander Reply
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  • @Hertford Highlander (Comment 2) :

    I can’t comment to be honest..

    Congrats on winning the Sevens bru!

  • Comment 3, posted at 03.04.11 11:40:32 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 3) : Cheers mate they seem to be on a bit of a roll at the moment !

    Sharks look like they are wobbling to the bye !

  • Comment 4, posted at 03.04.11 11:49:03 by Hertford Highlander Reply
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  • @Hertford Highlander (Comment 4) :

    Looking forward to picking up 5 points before taking that break..

  • Comment 5, posted at 03.04.11 12:15:58 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 5) : Lions don’t look much chop ! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • Comment 6, posted at 03.04.11 12:26:33 by Hertford Highlander Reply
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  • @Hertford Highlander (Comment 2) :

    You don’t consider picking up a player and pile driving his neck and head into the ground dangerous ..

  • Comment 7, posted at 03.04.11 13:20:22 by CoffeeshopBok;-) Reply

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  • 3 weeks same as Kamana should suffice ..consistency is all we ask for on citings .. except SBW ofcourse.

  • Comment 8, posted at 03.04.11 13:21:34 by CoffeeshopBok;-) Reply

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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 5) : and picking up the 4 “free” points that come with it!!! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • Comment 9, posted at 03.04.11 13:50:05 by Me2 aka Mama Shark Reply

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  • yes, not a saffa so the yellow card is punishment enough!

  • Comment 10, posted at 04.04.11 07:56:11 by Rahul Reply

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  • @Hertford Highlander (Comment 2) : It was shocking..text book spear tackle.! ๐Ÿ˜ก

  • Comment 11, posted at 04.04.11 08:00:30 by Just a Fan Reply

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  • @Just a Fan (Comment 11) :

    hahahaha hardly more like a sumo flip. Slipper managed to hold him upside down with one hand.

    However it was dangerous and bad technique when he should of being using a shoulder.

    Let’s hope he only gets between 1 & 3 weeks and not anything more serious.

    Then again with him not being South African they will be looking to throw the book at him too keep the SA public happy. ๐Ÿ˜•

  • Comment 12, posted at 04.04.11 09:19:48 by Hertford Highlander Reply
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  • @Hertford Highlander (Comment 12) :
    Dry your eyes precious.

  • Comment 13, posted at 04.04.11 09:48:28 by Big Fish Reply
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  • @Big Fish (Comment 13) : They are well dried now ! :mrgreen:

  • Comment 14, posted at 04.04.11 09:50:49 by Hertford Highlander Reply
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  • @Big Fish (Comment 13) :

    The IRBโ€™s recommendation

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

    The IRBโ€™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

    What’s your call BF โ“

  • Comment 15, posted at 04.04.11 09:56:32 by Hertford Highlander Reply
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  • How was Bekker’s “Nelson” on Charl! ๐Ÿ˜†

  • Comment 16, posted at 04.04.11 10:08:37 by Ice Reply
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  • And not to even the mention of the penalty against John Smit! Paleeeze??!! ๐Ÿ‘ฟ

  • Comment 17, posted at 04.04.11 10:09:22 by Ice Reply
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  • Soooo…

    SA accumulated 87 points in 33 outings.
    Aus accumulated 88 points in 31 outings.
    NZ accumulated 96 points in 32 outings.

    I know the sharks aren’t on top of their game, the Lions and Cheetahs are again making it very difficult for other SA teams to compete.

    Before 2010 S14 the stats actually said that the Cheetahs and Lions conceded on average 0.6 log points more to Aus teams than to SA teams and 1.1 log points more to NZ teams than SA teams.

  • Comment 18, posted at 04.04.11 10:29:47 by King Shark Reply
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  • @King Shark (Comment 18) : reposted at fourteen from three – more relevant… ๐Ÿ˜ณ

  • Comment 19, posted at 04.04.11 10:32:11 by King Shark Reply
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  • @Ice (Comment 16) : Scary thing is that if Bekker slipped or if another player collided with him, he could have seriously hurt Charl.

  • Comment 20, posted at 04.04.11 10:33:09 by King Shark Reply
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  • @King Shark (Comment 20) : Very true – I was a little bit confused as to that was just left there – does the rule not state that if it’s “above the shoulder it’s dangerous” no matter if you have Goliath taking on David?

    Did not mean to be insensitive about it – the picture looked just quite funny, with McLeod giving it his all to still drive and Bekker “hanging” onto him like that.

  • Comment 21, posted at 04.04.11 10:43:43 by Ice Reply
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  • @Hertford Highlander (Comment 15) :
    No idea – didn’t see it.

    Just yanking your chain a bit. ๐Ÿ˜†

  • Comment 22, posted at 04.04.11 10:48:14 by Big Fish Reply
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  • @Ice (Comment 21) : You’re spot on with the rule. Funny how Gerrard got yellow carded for a high tackle (across the chest) and Bekker went uncensured. Some blokes would say great for SA to get away with something but I say we need a truly impartial and fair judicial system that consistently punishes true offenses.

  • Comment 23, posted at 04.04.11 10:50:51 by King Shark Reply
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  • @Big Fish (Comment 22) :

    I realised you were having me on ! :mrgreen:

  • Comment 24, posted at 04.04.11 11:05:25 by Hertford Highlander Reply
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  • @King Shark (Comment 23) : That’s what we have been pleading all along…

  • Comment 25, posted at 04.04.11 14:18:55 by Ice Reply
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  • @Ice (Comment 25) : Bekker should have been cited for that neck lock on Charl. No question about it. He’s almost as dirty as Bakkies.

  • Comment 26, posted at 04.04.11 21:46:49 by SharonvanWyk Reply
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  • Slipper Escapes …. that is going to get people going !

  • Comment 27, posted at 05.04.11 07:44:55 by Hertford Highlander Reply
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  • @Hertford Highlander (Comment 27) : meh…. you got a video clip of the incident?

    Was it a red-card offence? When I questioned Greg Peters about how Sonny go toff, he reckoned the judiciary didn’t consider it a red-card offence, so no action was taken. That’s a very interesting ruling, because you have to be pretty blatantly dirty to warrant a red card, in my mind. Refs are generally pretty good at spotting that level of transgression anyway, so the chances (according to that ruling) of anyone being found guilty at a citing hearing are pretty slim.

    Waste of everybody’s time.

    They should slap anyone found guilty of an unpunished yellow-card offence with a mandatory two-week ban. That would make sense. In Slipper’s case, it would make no difference anyway, because he was yellow carded anyway.

  • Comment 28, posted at 05.04.11 07:52:55 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 28) :

    So if you are yellow carded and they cite you what they are saying is that it should have been a red card offense.

    Well no it was not a red card, but he was treading on dodgy ground it was more a flip.

    He is a lucky boy.

    So was Kamana who recieved a 3 week ban earlier in the season….did he not recieve a Yellow in the match !

    Agreed seems to be a waste of everyones time !

  • Comment 29, posted at 05.04.11 08:06:56 by Hertford Highlander Reply
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  • @Hertford Highlander (Comment 29) : someone needs to write an article, then we can get Peters to read it and comment

  • Comment 30, posted at 05.04.11 08:17:48 by robdylan Reply
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  • It’s a travesty and again shows the inconsistencies in Sanzar towards incidents like this…….but who do we ultimately blame because the citing commissioner was South African?….do we really need to suck up THAT much to Aus and NZ? If it was a Lions player that committed that offence he SA citing commissioner would have thrown the book at him…..bloody stupid if you ask me.

  • Comment 31, posted at 05.04.11 08:36:19 by Pokkel Reply
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