Two players cited after latest round of Super Rugby
Crusaders hooker Hugh Roach and Stormers flanker Johan du Toit have both been cited following Round 7 of Super Rugby.
Roach, in his debut appearance for the Crusaders, was issued a red card in the final quarter of the Crusaders’ win over the Sunwolves in Brisbane for striking prop Hencus van Wyk with his forearm.
Some quick deliberation by the officials saw the card brandished with referee Brendon Pickerill taking a zero-tolerance policy for the intentional strike.
Roach’s act contravened Law 9.12, a player must not physically abuse anyone. Physical abuse includes, but is not limited to: Striking with the elbow.
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At the end of the match, Roach was seen approaching van Wyk to apologise.
du Toit, meanwhile, was handed a yellow card against the Sharks by referee AJ Jacobs for taking out the legs of Louis Schreuder while the halfback was in the air collecting a Stormers kick.
Upon further review of the match footage, the Citing Commissioner deemed in his opinion the incident had met the Red Card threshold for foul play under Law 9.17, a player must not tackle, charge, pull, push or grasp an opponent whose feet are off the ground.
Both cases will be adjudicated by the SANZAAR Foul Play Review Committee, which will take place on Monday 16 March.
Super Rugby’s current suspension could impact the punishments, with the next four rounds of the competition called off at the very minimum.
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I suggest for an injection of rugby enthusiasm watch URC and Heineken Cup. Last night's game between campions Stormers and 15 on the trot unbeaten Leinster ended in a thrilling the draw in the worst possible rugby conditions producing seven tries, outstanding defence, and some really exciting running by both sides. Huge physicality, great set piece contests (virtually every lineout was contested), great maul, running, intercept and kick chase tries and just about everything one could want. One side 22 points adrift after 35 minutes only to go five up with ten to play putting on 27 unanswered points and then in the death an absolutely magic try levelling the score with an impossible kick in high wind being snatched away at the last second. all in front of a full house stadium and over half a million TV viewers. Now that is the game played in heaven - rugby.Go to comments
Nice one Nick. He actually reminds me of more physical David Knox - those deft passes to keep the defences guessing still burns in my memory.Go to comments