Ranger cited

Written by Rob Otto (robdylan)

Posted in :Bulls, Original Content, Super Rugby on 12 Mar 2012 at 07:36
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Blues outside back Rene Ranger, yellow and white carded in the final minute of the Bulls-v-Blues match in Pretoria on Saturday, has been cited for the diving, no-arms tackle that saw Bjorn Basson illegally taken out in the process of scoring his side’s third try.

An initial review of the footage by the citing commissioner has established that the offence warranted a red card and SANZAR duty judicial officer Mike Heron will now consider the matter further.

Ranger flew into Basson in a reckless and dangerous tackle that appeared to contravene Law 10.4 (e) in the final movement of the match, with the Bulls winger struggling to get to his feet afterwards. Adding further to the controversy, referee Steve Walsh refused to award a penalty to the Bulls after the hooter, insisting that Morne Steyn’s touchline conversion would be the final act of the game. In slotting that kick, he gave his side a valuable bonus point, but the Bulls may have fancied their chances of scoring again had they been awarded a penalty on the centre spot – a fourth score would have given them 5 points from the game, instead of just one.

We expect to hear more regarding a suspension for Ranger in the next 24 hours.


  • Ranger is the one that should have been the recipient of a bottle against the head šŸ™„

  • Comment 1, posted at 12.03.12 08:04:13 by JarsonX Reply
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  • He got suspended for two weeks. I thinks that’s ridiculous. He was trying to shove him out/knock the ball out of his hand. Stupid suspension.

  • Comment 2, posted at 12.03.12 08:19:34 by PTAShark Reply
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  • @PTAShark (Comment 2) :

    what makes it even more stupid is that he is in my FL team …

  • Comment 3, posted at 12.03.12 08:28:24 by Zibbie Reply
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  • @Zibbie (Comment 3) : Bloody dirty bastard just got traded šŸ‘æ

  • Comment 4, posted at 12.03.12 08:46:19 by JarsonX Reply
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  • I think Ranger got off lightly. There was nothing but malicious intent there. Completely uncalled for, and bad sportsmanship. šŸ‘æ

  • Comment 5, posted at 12.03.12 08:50:17 by Just a Fan Reply

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  • @JarsonX (Comment 4) :

    Think he will be hanging around in my team . i have enough other injuries to deal with …

  • Comment 6, posted at 12.03.12 08:52:52 by Zibbie Reply
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  • @Zibbie (Comment 6) : Kaino is out and I’ve already had to trade Schalk…any word on how long Masaga is out for? I need him on the wing!

  • Comment 7, posted at 12.03.12 09:06:20 by ChrisS Reply
  • Kaino out for the season.

    I had Lambie as captain on FL for the 1st two weeks and then changed it to Steyn this week. šŸ™„

    I hate that game!! :banging head against the wall:

  • Comment 8, posted at 12.03.12 09:18:55 by Pokkel Reply
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  • @Pokkel : Same here, only I made Harris my captain šŸ™„

  • Comment 9, posted at 12.03.12 09:23:14 by JarsonX Reply
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  • @Pokkel (Comment 8) : I had Goosen as my Capt. and replaced him with Steyn this week as well. šŸ™

    Frikken Bulls will do anything to piss Sharks fans off. šŸ™‚

  • Comment 10, posted at 12.03.12 09:25:53 by KSA Shark Ā© Reply

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  • @Zibbie (Comment 3) : Mine too! šŸ™

  • Comment 11, posted at 12.03.12 09:40:46 by vanmartin Reply
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