Cape Town - Western
Province flank Rynhardt Elstadt on Wednesday was suspended for three weeks for
charging into a ruck dangerously in their Absa Currie Cup clash against the EP
Kings last Friday.
received a yellow card for the incident, which was in breach of Law 10.4 (h),
in the 57th minute of the match and was subsequently cited. He
appeared at a SARU disciplinary hearing in Cape Town on Tuesday.
(h) states that a player must not charge into a ruck or maul without the use of
the arms or without grasping a player.
Judicial Officer, Advocate Rob Stelzner, on Wednesday released his judgement
which described the incident as a mid-range offence.
taking all mitigating factors into account he suspended Elstadt for three
will be allowed to return to action on Tuesday, September 30, 2014, in time for WP's penultimate Currie Cup match away against the Free State Cheetahs.