SANZAR rules out Kings suspension

Written by Rob Otto (robdylan)

Posted in :EP Kings, Original Content, Super Rugby on 20 Mar 2013 at 12:54
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SANZAR CEO Greg Peters, responding to queries from Morne and myself via Twitter, has poured cold water on two of SARU’s proposed sanctions against the Kings.

Regarding either suspension or docking of competition log points, Peters has confirmed that neither will happen, since only SANZAR can impose a sanction that affects “the competition as a whole”. SARU can thus not act unilaterally against the Kings in any way that will affect competition participation or log standings.

Furthermore, Peters has confirmed that it is “not our [SANZAR’s] rules that have been breached” in this case. Reading between the lines, the worst that SARU can do to the Kings this season is institute a fine. Antagonising the national body any further, though, is unlikely to help their case for Super Rugby inclusion in years to come.


  • No surprise really.

  • Comment 1, posted at 20.03.13 13:23:10 by McLovin Reply
  • @McLovin (Comment 1) : not really… makes Roux look a bit stupid though.

  • Comment 2, posted at 20.03.13 13:25:35 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 2) : SARU lookong stupid is no surprise either. 😈

    Feel sorry for the Kings as they will no doubt end up paying the price for SARU’s bumbling. 😐

  • Comment 3, posted at 20.03.13 14:00:36 by McLovin Reply

  • In other words, SARU really don’t have a clue how they will punish the Kings 🙄

    Kings called their bluff and guess what: nothing 😳 😆 🙄

  • Comment 4, posted at 20.03.13 14:37:48 by FireTheLooser Reply

  • News24 finally found a reliable source for their articles

    Speaking to the Sharksworld website, Peters confirmed that SARU does not have the jurisdiction to suspend the Kings . . .

  • Comment 5, posted at 20.03.13 14:42:04 by Die Kriek Reply

  • @Die Kriek (Comment 5) : haha.. Love it 🙂

  • Comment 6, posted at 20.03.13 14:44:42 by robdylan Reply
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  • Any incentive to include Argentine players is good for the game IMO.

    That said, I hope clarity is provided for all from hereon.

  • Comment 7, posted at 20.03.13 14:47:50 by Big Fish Reply
    Big Fish
  • I think Cheeky knew this all along….. 👿

  • Comment 8, posted at 20.03.13 14:56:30 by Just a Fan Reply

    Just a Fan
  • @Die Kriek (Comment 5) : @robdylan (Comment 6) : +1 😆

  • Comment 9, posted at 20.03.13 15:13:18 by FireTheLooser Reply

  • Kings can do what ever they want and nothing will happen to them.

  • Comment 10, posted at 20.03.13 15:39:48 by Mutley Reply
  • nice mention there :mrgreen:

  • Comment 11, posted at 20.03.13 16:02:01 by Uli Reply
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    Uli Boelie
  • Sport 24 is running the story with credit to Sharksworld 😎

  • Comment 12, posted at 20.03.13 16:05:54 by Clayton(PJLD) Reply
  • oh im only 3 minutes late 😳

  • Comment 13, posted at 20.03.13 16:06:13 by Clayton(PJLD) Reply
  • Boohoo, storm, teacup.

    I cant believe how many haters are out there.

  • Comment 14, posted at 20.03.13 16:20:01 by VinChainSaw Reply
  • @Clayton(PJLD) (Comment 13) : 83 minutes actually. Comment 5

  • Comment 15, posted at 20.03.13 16:30:46 by Die Kriek Reply

  • @VinChainSaw (Comment 14) :
    Believe it homie.

  • Comment 16, posted at 20.03.13 16:59:16 by Big Fish Reply
    Big Fish
  • According to Rugby 365:

    Kings back down in foreign stand-off
    At a brief press conference held at the airport, Watson confirmed that the Kings would be recalling Argentinean loose forward Tomas Leonardi and French hooker Virgile Lacombe from the touring squad.

    Hooker Edgar Marutlulle and loose forward Devin Oosthuizen will replace them.

  • Comment 17, posted at 20.03.13 17:12:11 by Baylion Reply

  • Not really sure what the fuss is all about, to be honest. So what, kings had a kiwi in their team when they played the chiefs, chiefs had 22?

  • Comment 18, posted at 20.03.13 18:17:37 by Greg Reply

  • @Greg (Comment 18) : 😆

    This weekend Parkes will be a local player anyway

  • Comment 19, posted at 20.03.13 18:44:00 by Baylion Reply

  • @Greg (Comment 18) : 😆

    the Kings are the problem child of SA Rugby… 😀

  • Comment 20, posted at 20.03.13 18:49:43 by Megatron Reply


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