LIVE

    Jake: Deysel no dirty player

    2014-05-19 19:00
    Cape Town - He has not defended his actions, but Sharks Director of Rugby Jake White insists flank Jean Deysel is not a dirty player.

    As it happened: Crusaders v Sharks

    VIDEO: Jean Deysel stomp!

    Deysel was red-carded for stamping on Crusaders flank Jordan Taufua during the Sharks' win in Christchurch at the weekend.

    The incident occurred in the 16th minute, but the Sharks remarkably held on for a 30-25 win.

    They were down to 13 men at one stage in the second half when No 8 Willem Alberts was yellow-carded.

    White, in an interview with the Stuff.co.nz website, refused to defend his player's actions but insisted Deysel is not the sort of player that would normally be found guilty of such indiscretions.

    "I can't stand here and protect a guy and condone that sort of thing," said White.

    "It's not like him, that's the thing I feel most embarrassed about.

    "He's not a dirty guy, he's got an unbelievable record. He's a tough man, carries the ball hard, but I think he's as remorseful in the changing room as I would expect any player to be. It's not him."

    Deysel was subsequently cited afterwards and could face a lengthy spell on the sidelines.

    The Sharks' next game is against the Blues in Auckland on Friday (kick-off 09:35 SA time).






    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
    41 comments
    Add your comment
    Comment 0 characters remaining
    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
    /Sport

    Fixtures

    27 March 2015
    • Hurricanes v Rebels, Westpac Stadium 08:35
    • Reds v Lions, Suncorp Stadium 11:00
    28 March 2015
    • Chiefs v Cheetahs, Waikato Stadium 05:30
    • Highlanders v Stormers, Forsyth Barr Stadium 08:35
    • Waratahs v Blues, Allianz Stadium 10:40
    • Sharks v Force, Growthpoint Kings Park 17:05
    • Bulls v Crusaders, Loftus Versfeld 19:10
    03 April 2015
    • Hurricanes v Stormers, Westpac Stadium 09:35
    • Rebels v Reds, AAMI Park 11:40

    Logs

    Rank Team P W Pts

    Opinion Poll

    Sharks centre Frans Steyn has been found NOT GUILTY of a dangerous tip-tackle against the Chiefs. Your thoughts?

    Monday Quiz Madness!

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