Sanzar throws the book at Byrnes

Written by Rob Otto (robdylan)

Posted in :Original Content, Super Rugby on 4 Mar 2012 at 09:58
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Rebels lock Adam Byrnes has been found guilty of an eye gouging offence and will miss the next 10 weeks of his side’s campaign.

Byrnes was cited under Law 10.4 (m) after it was alleged he made contact with the eyes of Waratahs centre Tom Carter almost half an hour into Saturday’s match in Melbourne.

Judicial Officer Paul Tully’s finding are below:

“After consideration of extensive video footage of the incident and written testimony from Tom Carter and the Waratahs Team Doctor, Dr Luke Inman, there was sufficient evidence to support that contact had been made with the right eye and bridge of the nose of the Waratahs player Tom Carter during the course of a ruck by the player Byrnes in contravention of the laws of the game.

Medical evidence was presented that demonstrated that Mr Carter had sustained a minor scratch to the eye but was otherwise uninjured. The entry point of an offence of this nature is 12 weeks in accordance with IRB Regulation 17.

Credit was given to Mr Byrnes for his otherwise unblemished record by reducing the suspension by 2 weeks and therefore he is suspended from all forms of the game for ten weeks, up to and including the 13th May 2012. “


  • 😯 and 😎 at the same time. Stamp this sort of rubbish out of the game.

  • Comment 1, posted at 04.03.12 10:24:54 by KSA Shark © Reply
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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 1) : Agreed! This is pure rubish play! Ironic that it is a Rebel getting the first big suspension of the year

  • Comment 2, posted at 04.03.12 10:38:25 by Die Kriek Reply
  • Hardly throwing the book I’d say … Entry level 12 week up to 3 years and he gets 10 weeks … I guess the book thrower missed

  • Comment 3, posted at 04.03.12 21:18:21 by byron Reply
  • @byron (Comment 3) : or maybe the headline writer missed? 🙂

  • Comment 4, posted at 04.03.12 21:55:40 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 4) : 🙂

  • Comment 5, posted at 05.03.12 05:38:11 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • 😯 thats is a bit long then again play dirty thats what you get

    “then our Hougaard got off easy”

  • Comment 6, posted at 05.03.12 07:52:28 by chaz Reply

  • @byron (Comment 3) : Spot on…exactly what I was thinking! If it was a SA player, he would have got a year ban, whether an unblemished record or not!

  • Comment 7, posted at 05.03.12 17:02:02 by Villie Reply
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  • so this oke has apparently played international rugby for Russia!

  • Comment 8, posted at 05.03.12 17:04:59 by robdylan Reply
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