Currie Cup

WP to punish Sinclair?

2012-09-19 07:46
Jebb Sinclair (Gallo Images)
Cape Town - Western Province could dish out their own punishment to No 8 Jebb Sinclair after he emerged unscathed from a SARU disciplinary committee hearing for throwing a punch in a Currie Cup game.

Sinclair and fellow loose forward Tyrone Holmes both appeared before the SARU committee on Tuesday after receiving red cards for punching in their team's loss to the Sharks in Durban over the weekend.

Holmes was suspended for one match, while Sinclair was allowed to play in their Currie Cup clash against Griquas on Saturday.

Judicial Officer Peter Ingwersen ruled that Sinclair was severely provoked in that he was struck five times by his opponent with an open hand before he retaliated, which led to the decision to free him from further punishment.

However, according to Die Burger, Western Province will hold their own disciplinary hearing with the two players on Wednesday, where they will decide if Sinclair will be allowed to play on Saturday.

"They were tempted into doing it, but it doesn't change the fact that the punches cost us dearly," forwards coach, Matt Proudfoot, said.

"Jebb's red card happened at a critical stage. Our driving maul was working well and we were two metres from the Sharks' goal-line.

"The issue has to be brought home to the players and we have to see if we can help them to not make the same mistakes again."

WP's clash against Griquas at Newlands kicks off at 15:00 on Saturday.

NEXT ON SPORT24X

 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
43 comments
Comments have been closed for this article.
Live Video Streaming
  • Blitz
    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 @00:00
  • SS1
    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 @01:00
  • SS2
    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 @02:00
  • SS3
    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 @03:00
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

 

Quiz: Test your Rio Olympics memory!

Think you know what went on at the Rio Olympics? Prove it by tackling Sport24's ridiculously impossible yet highly addictive post-Games quiz!

 
 

Rio Olympics

GALLERY: SA's Rio Olympic medallists
As it happened: Rio Olympics - Day 17
Selecting 6 numbers turned Britain into Olympic superpower
Caster cranks up the heat in Rio semi
Fixtures
02 September 2016
Boland Cavaliers v Pumas, Wellington 15:00
Blue Bulls v Golden Lions, Pretoria 19:00
03 September 2016
Cheetahs v Eastern Province Kings, Bloemfontein 15:00
Western Province v Sharks, Cape Town 17:10
08 September 2016
Griquas v Boland Cavaliers, Kimberley 19:00
09 September 2016
Golden Lions v Western Province, Johannesburg 19:00
10 September 2016
Sharks v Cheetahs, Durban 17:00
Pumas v Blue Bulls, Nelspruit 19:10
15 September 2016
Cheetahs v Golden Lions, Bloemfontein 19:00
Logs
Team P W PTS
Previous Results

Date Home Team Result Away Team
Vote

The new-look Currie Cup format for 2016 is,

 
 
Men
Women
Love 2 Meet
Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter

Featured

Follow all the action from the 2016 Rio Olympics. The highs, the lows, the tears, the smiles as the world's greatest athletes compete for gold, silver and bronze.

Latest blogs
 

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

 
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.