Rugby

Hoskins deplores assault

2012-10-06 09:16
Oregan Hoskins (Gallo)
Johannesburg - An assault on Buntu Ondala, the president of the Border Rugby Union (BRU), has been deplored by Oregan Hoskins, the president of the SA Rugby Union (SARU).

"Ondala was punched several times in an attack by disgruntled players at a Heritage Tournament in Tsholomnqa and required hospital treatment," SARU said in a statement on Friday.

The assault was alleged to have related to unhappiness surrounding an eligibility ruling by the BRU against the players' club.

"An assault is unacceptable in any circumstances, but for players to take out their unhappiness about an off-field administrative decision in this fashion is outrageous," said SARU president Hoskins.

"The matter is now in the hands of the police, as it properly should be, and I hope that this matter will be pursued to the full extent of the law.

"This is a very sad occurrence and has no place in rugby."

Hoskins said he expected a report from the BRU executive on its plans for disciplinary action against any club members who were involved.

Read more on:    saru  |  oregan hoskins  |  rugby
NEXT ON SPORT24X

What To Read Next

 

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
15 comments
Comments have been closed for this article.
Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

 
 
Men
Women
Love 2 Meet
Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter

Featured

Big month in the world of golf as the FedEx Cup concludes on the PGA Tour, the Race to Dubai gathers steam on the European Tour and the Sunshine Tour offers local golfers the chance to bank some cash. Oh, and not forgetting the USA v Europe Ryder Cup showdown at Hazeltine!

Latest blogs
Vote

The Springboks have two more Rugby Championship matches - against Australia in Pretoria (October 1) and New Zealand in Durban (October 8). How will the Boks fare in those Tests?

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.