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Here’s a review of the Judicial hearings and citings following a weekend of ill-diciplined rugby in South Africa.

As we all know by now, in a water logged match in the ABSA Currie Cup between The Sharks and DHL Western Province, four players were carded in Durban, Sharks losse forward Jean Deysel received a Yellow Card, Jebb Sinclair and Tyrone Holmes from Province both received Red Cards for punching, whilst Wilhelm van der Sluys from Province received a Yellow Card.

From about 5 minutes before the end of the match, Western Province was forced to play with only 12 players on the pitch, effectively resulting in an eventual Penalty Try to the Sharks just before the end of the game.

But unfortunately that was not the only game soured by citings which have ended up in Judicial Hearings…

The following Judicial Hearings are scheduled:

  • SARU Offices, Newlands, Cape Town (12:00) DHL Western Province players, Jebb Sinclair and Tyrone Holmes, stand accused for allegedly punching an opponent and therefore breaching Law 10.4(a). Peter Ingwersen has been appointed as the Judicial Officer.
  • Loftus Versfeld, Pretoria (14:00) – Valke Under-21 player Willie Engelbrecht, cited for allegedly striking an opponent and therefore transgressing law 10.4 (a) in an Absa Under-21 First Division match played in Kimberley on 15 September 2012. Adv. Tokkie van Zyl has been appointed as the Judicial Officer.
  • Golden Lions Rugby Union, Doornfontein, Johannesburg (11:00) – MTN Golden Lions player JR Esterhuizen, cited for a dangerous tackle in the Absa Under-21 match between the Golden Lions and Leopards at Profert Olën Park, Potchefstroom on Friday 14 September. Louis Booyse has been appointed as judicial officer.

In addition, Springbok replacement prop, Dean Greyling, who played on Saturday against the All Blacks, was cited, pleaded guilty and was suspended for two weeks from all forms of rugby.


All in all, not a good weekend for South African rugby, considering the ill dicipline on display!

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