Cape Town - An appeal has been lodged
against the outcome of a judicial hearing that found Australia's Michael Hooper guilty of contravening
Law 10.4 (a) and issued a sanction of a one week suspension.
Under the SANZAR Judicial Rules, all formal judicial hearings are reviewed by
an independent Appeals Review Officer. The review officer, the Honourable
Graeme Mew (Canada), has examined the Hooper case and in his determination,
referred it to a SANZAR Appeals Committee to review the sanction handed down by
Judicial Officer Nigel Hampton QC.
A SANZAR Appeals Committee, chaired by Jannie Lubbe SC, with Terry Willis and
Mike Heron QC as members, will hear the appeal via videoconference on Sunday August 2, 2015 at 09:00 SA time.
SANZAR will not be making any further comment until the Appeal Hearing is