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Fourie cleared of 'eye gouge'

2013-09-11 15:21
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Cape Town - Western Province flank and captain Deon Fourie has been cleared of foul play on Wednesday after being cited for making contact with Sharks flank Keegan Daniel’s face in the eye area during their Absa Currie Cup clash at Newlands last Saturday.

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Fourie appeared before a SARU judicial committee in Cape Town on Tuesday for allegedly breaching law 10.4 (m) and was cleared of any infringement, resulting in the citing being dismissed.

In his findings Judicial Officer Advocate Donny Jacobs declared that the evidence presented did not show intent by Fourie to injure Daniel, but rather that the player had tried to free himself from Daniel’s grip after being pulled to ground.

Fourie is free to resume his Currie Cup duties.

Fourie has however been left out of the WP team to face the Blue Bulls at Loftus Versfeld on Saturday due to a rib injury.

Kick-off is at 17:05.


Blue Bulls:

15 Jürgen Visser, 14 Sampie Mastriet, 13 Ulrich Beyers, 12 Francois Venter, 11 Akona Ndungane, 10 Handré Pollard, 9 Rudy Paige, 8 Jono Ross (captain), 7 Jacques du Plessis, 6 Wiaan Liebenberg, 5 Grant Hattingh, 4 Paul Willemse, 3 Frik Kirsten, 2 Mbongeni Mbonambi, 1 Marcel van der Merwe.

Substitutes: 16 Bandise Maku, 17 Dean Greyling, 18 David Bullbring, 19 Jacques Engelbrecht, 20 21 Lohan Jacobs, 22 Waylon Murray, 23 Clayton Blommetjies

Western Province:

15. Gio Aplon, 14. Gerhard van den Heever, 13. Juan de Jongh, 12. Damian de Allende, 11. Cheslin Kolbe, 10. Kurt Coleman, 9. Louis Schreuder, 8. Nizaam Carr, 7. Michael Rhodes, 6. Rynhardt Elstadt 5. De Kock Steenkamp (captain), 4. Taz Fuzani, 3. Pat Cilliers, 2. Scarra Ntubeni, 1. Steven Kitshoff

Substitutes: 16. Michael Willemse, 17. Brok Harris, 18. Gerbrandt Grobler, 19. Rohan Kitshoff, 20. Nic Groom, 21. Gary van Aswegen, 22. Michael van der Spuy

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