Keats cops four-week ban

    2011-05-09 07:09
    Wellington - Hurricanes scrumhalf Tyson Keats has been suspended for four weeks after a SANZAR Judicial Hearing found him guilty of dangerous play.
    Keats was cited for a tip tackle on Blues scrumhalf Alby Mathewson in a Vodacom Super Rugby match in Wellington last Friday. Keats was yellow carded for the incident in the 62nd minute of the match.
    The Judicial Hearing took place in Wellington on Monday.
    SANZAR Judicial Officer, Nick Davidson QC ruled that whilst Keats’ actions were not premeditated the tackle was poorly executed and reckless as to the danger it created.
    Davidson found the tackle carried a high degree of danger but concluded that Keats did not deliberately drive Mathewson into the ground.
    In his ruling, Davidson reiterated that the IRB had called for vigilance in eliminating the tip tackle from the game as its danger was immense. He added that such disciplinary recourse was necessary to act as a deterrent to players.
    Read More On:  super 15

    Read News24’s Comments Policy 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
    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


    03 April 2015
    • Hurricanes v Stormers, Westpac Stadium 08:35
    • Rebels v Reds, AAMI Park 10:40
    04 April 2015
    • Chiefs v Blues, Waikato Stadium 08:35
    • Brumbies v Cheetahs, GIO Stadium 10:40
    • Sharks v Crusaders, Growthpoint Kings Park 15:00
    • Lions v Bulls, Emirates Airlines Park 17:05
    10 April 2015
    • Blues v Brumbies, Eden Park 09:35


    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!

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