Richard Ferguson

Waratahs locks get different outcomes

Written by Richard Ferguson (Richard Ferguson)

Posted in :Bulls, Original Content on 4 Jun 2011 at 12:00
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Waratahs locks Kane Douglas and Pat O’Connor both had judicial hearings in Pretoria this morning. O’Connor faced a mandatory judicial hearing after a red card and Douglas was cited for a dngerous tackle on Wynand Olivier.

Kane Douglas got suspended for two weeks after pleading guilty for his tackle on Olivier, and Pat O’Connor, who got a straight red card for an alleged head butt, came away with no suspension.

The judicial commissioner found that O’Connor did not head butt an opponent after taking into consideration video analysis and evidence from the referee and assistant referee.


  • 2 weeks? Maybe if meisiekind punched him he would have got 6? 😈

  • Comment 1, posted at 04.06.11 12:26:34 by McLovin Reply
  • 😯 Gee and no hiding only a red card not even one week from the big guns they must love him if it was Bakkies B he would of got 6 weeks 👿

  • Comment 2, posted at 04.06.11 13:18:23 by chaz Reply
  • So does the fact that they found him innocent mean Pro Legoete is guilty of incompetence.

    I hope the next email we get is from SANZAR saying Pro Legoete has been stood down for the 2nd time.

  • Comment 3, posted at 04.06.11 14:07:02 by KSA Shark © Reply
    KSA Shark ©
  • JOHANNESBURG: Former Indian coach Gary Kirsten is all set to take over the reigns of the South African cricket team with his ex-teammate Allan Donald assisting him, a media report said.

    Cricket South Africa (CSA) would make a formal announcement on Monday, ending a two-month speculation as the officials interviewed several candidates from across the globe for the position, according to ‘Saturday Star’.

    Kirsten, who had a fantastic three seasons with Indian team guiding them to World Cup triumph and to the No. 1 ranking in Test cricket, was tipped to take over from Corrie van Zyl, who has returned to his position as head of the CSA High Performance Centre.

    CSA has declined to comment on the issue as they intend to make a formal announcement after the coach has signed the contract on dotted lines.

    In recent weeks, there has been much speculation that Kirsten had suggested a “multi-coach” approach, with different coaches for the various forms of the game, with him taking up an overall position as Director of Cricket, but this did not find favour with the selection panel.

    Kirsten’s closest rival for the position was Richard Pybus.

    Donald, who has been sought after as a bowling coach since his retirement, was a popular partner for Kirsten in the early years of South Africa’s return to the international cricket arena following decades of isolation because of apartheid.

    Donald has assisted England, and was part of New Zealand’s support staff during the World Cup.

    He was expected to take up a similar position with the Black Caps before the South African post became available.

    Former captain Kepler Wessels welcomed the news that Kirsten and Donald would coach the Proteas.

    “Gary’s appointment will be good for South African cricket. He has done unbelievably well in India. He has a great work ethic and knows what is expected of a coach at international level,” Wessels said.

    “Allan wanted to be involved with the Proteas for a considerable amount of time. He is very passionate about South African cricket and he will do a good job. He has coached quite a lot and is good technically and tactically,” Wessels added.


  • Comment 4, posted at 04.06.11 15:00:21 by Ben Reply
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  • @Ben (Comment 4) :
    watch our SA in the Next CWC :mrgreen

    well wipe the Indians right out of their CWC 2011 😆

  • Comment 5, posted at 04.06.11 15:06:43 by chaz Reply

  • @Ben (Comment 4) : It will be a good appointment only if HE runs the team and it is not run by the players.

  • Comment 6, posted at 04.06.11 15:16:19 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 6) : Yup, Allan Donald will be a great addition as well.

  • Comment 7, posted at 04.06.11 15:19:50 by Ben Reply
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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 6) : Amen

  • Comment 8, posted at 04.06.11 15:20:32 by chaz Reply

  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 3) : Pro is no good, I’m always scared when he is involved in a Sharks game.

  • Comment 9, posted at 04.06.11 15:39:17 by GreatSharksays Reply

  • @GreatSharksays (Comment 9) :
    i don’t like him at all 👿

  • Comment 10, posted at 04.06.11 15:41:37 by chaz Reply


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