Naas weighs in on school rugby

2012-05-21 09:01
Naas Botha (Gallo)
Johannesburg - Former Springbok flyhalf Naas Botha has called for harsher punishments against fighting during school rugby matches, Beeld reported on Monday.

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Players from John Vorster Technical High School and Waterkloof High School, both in Pretoria, got involved in a fistfight after a match at the weekend.

"A one to three-week ban won't teach these guys a lesson," said Botha, who is also a coach at Waterkloof High.

"Remove them from the game, because we (the rugby community) don't need this kind of thing. At some stage SARU (SA Rugby Union) should step in and take serious measures against players who behave like this," Botha told Beeld.

The two teams had just completed their league match, and had shaken hands on the field when the fight broke out.

A John Vorster player allegedly punched Waterkloof's fullback, from Grade 11, in the face, and other John Vorster boys then kicked him when he fell.

A Waterkloof team-mate rushed to help the boy, but was also punched and kicked, to the point where he lost consciousness for a while.

Deon Fichet, John Vorster's sports manager, said the incident would be investigated at the school on Monday.

Waterkloof won the second-team match 54-10.

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