Oosthuizen cited

Written by Rob Otto (robdylan)

Posted in :In the news, Original Content, Sharks, Super Rugby on 24 Feb 2017 at 14:55
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SANZAAR have just announced that Sharks lock Etienne Oosthuizen has been cited for an act of foul play during today’s match against the Reds.

The full text of the announcement is below:

Player: Etienne Oosthuizen
Team: Sharks
Position: Lock
Date of Incident: 24 February 2017
Nature of Offence: 10.4(a) Striking another Player with a hand, arm or fist
Elapsed time in match when incident occurred: 9th minute

Etienne Oosthuizen of the Sharks has been cited for alleged foul play during a Super Rugby match at the weekend.

Oosthuizen is alleged to have contravened Law 10.4(a) Striking another Player with a hand, arm or fist during the match between the Reds and Sharks at Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane on 24 February 2017.

Upon review of the match footage, the Citing Commissioner deemed in his opinion the incident had met the red card threshold for foul play.

The citing is to be considered in the first instance by the SANZAAR Foul Play Review Committee.

All SANZAAR disciplinary matters are in the first instance referred to the Foul Play Review Committee to provide the option of expediting the judicial process.

For a matter to be dispensed with at this stage, the person cited must plead guilty and accept the penalty offered by the Foul Play Review Committee.


  • Anyone spot this? Wasn’t watching the game yet at this point.

  • Comment 1, posted at 24.02.17 14:57:58 by vanmartin Reply
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  • Pound the nail in the coffin why don’t you Ozzies. Yowzer.

  • Comment 2, posted at 24.02.17 14:59:20 by SeanJeff Reply
  • Why am i not suprised….

  • Comment 3, posted at 24.02.17 14:59:40 by SheldonK Reply

  • Although I did not see it it’s probably going to be a 8 week suspension!?!?!?

  • Comment 4, posted at 24.02.17 15:06:39 by JD Reply
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  • I think if he moered an aussie he’d have stayed down.

  • Comment 5, posted at 24.02.17 15:32:14 by Dragnipur Reply
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  • 9th minute? Yo, that’s early.

  • Comment 6, posted at 24.02.17 15:37:43 by robdylan Reply
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  • @Dragnipur (Comment 5) : maybe he just slapped some of the dust off!?

  • Comment 7, posted at 24.02.17 15:38:34 by JD Reply
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  • Yeah. Saw the incident. He grabbed the reds player around the neck. Same as the one on beast. Thought he was lucky to get away with it. We should have ended with 14.

  • Comment 8, posted at 24.02.17 15:43:07 by sudhir Reply

  • I will have to rewatch the game

  • Comment 9, posted at 24.02.17 18:44:43 by revolverocelot Reply

  • I have unfortunately missed the incident during the match, but watch the match again and to my disappointment saw it. Yes we were lucky to get away with it during the game. We should not throw stones, etc. at the Ausies or anyone else to hide what we have done. We should face the consequences if we are guilty….

    Sad that the team might suffer, but hopefully somehow something good comes from it.

  • Comment 10, posted at 24.02.17 20:31:30 by BluffShark Reply

  • I saw the incident, he took exception to a Reds player tackling him on our side of the ruck, but about a meter behind the ruck on our side, which meant he was stopped from going on to defend as they cleared the ball fro that ruck.

    Yes he should stay calm but again this is a common things the Kiwi and Aussie teams get away with.

  • Comment 11, posted at 25.02.17 07:04:09 by sharks_lover Reply
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  • @sharks_lover (Comment 11) : yes but why all surprised at this and the citing

  • Comment 12, posted at 25.02.17 09:25:32 by benji Reply
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  • I am surprised that we dont start doing the same thing. Play to the ref. If the ref allows them to do it why dont we

  • Comment 13, posted at 25.02.17 12:37:31 by Dunx Reply

  • I’m going to act totally surprised and amazed when sanzaar uses their power to thin out the non NZ teams with ridiculous disciplinaries.

  • Comment 14, posted at 25.02.17 14:27:56 by coolfusion Reply


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