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SANZAR calls Bulls to account

2012-03-12 07:23

Sydney - SANZAR has contacted Bulls officials demanding improvements in ground security after All Blacks hooker and Blues skipper Keven Mealamu was hit by a bottle during the team's win at Loftus Versfeld in Pretoria.

Mealamu was sitting on the sideline, after being a late substitution in the Blues' 29-23 win on Saturday, when he was hit in the head by a bottle from a Bulls fan, who had made his way onto the field at the end of the game.

Mealamu scuffled briefly with the spectator before the fan was shepherded away by Bulls winger Bjorn Basson. This is not the first time visiting players and officials have been involved in clashes with fans. Even referees have been subjected to on-field scuffles with spectators who have jumped the fence.

The most notable was in 2002, when Irish referee David McHugh was attacked by Springbok supporter Pieter van Zyl during the South Africa-New Zealand Tri Nations Test in Durban. Wallabies players have been pelted with oranges during South African Tests and a Waratahs official was attacked by the Cheetahs team mascot several years ago.

Security was also tightened during the last Wellington Sevens tournament in New Zealand after a pitch invader tackled a Samoan player.

Blues head coach Pat Lam confirmed Mealamu was not hurt but said he was ''obviously a bit annoyed that it happened''. ''They've got it on footage, so I'd say that guy is in a lot of trouble,'' Lam said.

SANZAR chief executive Greg Peters said he had written to the Bulls for a full report. ''These incidents are thankfully infrequent but you don't want any of them,'' Peters said on Sunday. ''We understand police are handling the incident.

''That's a separate process, but we will also be making sure that the security provisions the Bulls have in force are reviewed, to ensure they are absolutely the best they can be, because protection, welfare and safety of our players is paramount. If there is anything that can be learnt from this incident, it is that we shall be making sure all our grounds are as safe as they possibly can be. You don't want players having to look over their shoulders and be worried about what is going on behind them.''

The incident marred an important victory for the Blues, which also involved their winger Rene Ranger receiving a yellow and white card from referee Steve Walsh for not using his arms in a tackle. Ranger was later cited for alleged foul play.

The Blues relied on 20-year-old flyhalf Gareth Anscombe making a dream starting-XV debut, scoring all the points through two converted tries and five penalty goals to secure their first win in Pretoria since 2003.

The Sharks, meanwhile, extended their unbeaten record over the Lions to 12 years when they won 32-20 in Johannesburg.


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Comments
  • Francois - 2012-03-12 07:27

    Maak die plek toe!

      Albie - 2012-03-12 07:36

      Ag, jy redeneer nou soos 'n klein seuntjie van drie jaar oud, word groot.

      gerhard.nel - 2012-03-12 07:58

      Ek hoop regtig die nonsens word gestop anders gaan ons rugby deur 'n draad moet sit en kyk. Dit sal suck.

      Johan - 2012-03-12 08:39

      Ja Francois, en dit is die enigste manier wat jou span ook oit iets sal wen

      Herman - 2012-03-12 08:49

      @ francois, gaan speel nou verder met jou poppe, rugby is nie 'n plek vir sussies nie

      Rene - 2012-03-12 09:06

      A big fuss about something that is happening in ALL type of sport EVERY where in the world. One clown with too much booze becomes very brave, clever and act out his frustration. He should get a klap and spend some time with 'Big Babba' in jail, I'm sure he will come to his senses very quickly. Fans behaving badly have had their fair share of attention at all stadiums in SA not just at Loftus, to go and stereotype now, not on! One bad apple - get rid of him/her wherever and ban them from attending any sport in the country. BBRU acted promptly regarding this, leave it to the authorities to act accordingly and move on.

      Jason - 2012-03-12 10:05

      The problem Rene is not with the fact that its a Bulls Supporter, for me, its the fact that its a rugby supporter. Through all the years I have firmly stated that i would not want my children playing soccer, because the fans don't know how to behave and players diving to milk penalties are not the kind of role models i would want. Now for rugby supporters to be starting that nonsense.................no man!

      S - 2012-03-12 10:28

      Japjapjap - Van al jou lame kommentaar vat hierdie een die koek. Daar is nie 'n manier dat enige Stormer ondersteuner dood gesien sal word in 'n Bulls trui nie. Aanvaar maar dat die Blou Masjien heelwat los tappets het, dankie.

      Bulldozer - 2012-03-12 10:35

      Stirrer, nou imagine class het cups gewen, maar dit doen nie.

      Rene - 2012-03-12 10:55

      @Jason, fully agreed. You read on a regular basis from parents acting out at school rugby matches. @BlueRaven, I'm sure the Security company will also be held accountable for what happened. Geez, I really hate this nonsense, the BBRU are trying their utmost to eradicate this nonsense and yes, I also blame security for not doing their damn job. The crazies will always be there.

      Phil - 2012-03-12 12:16

      Isn't it time the IRB takes some serious action like deducting points from one of teams? What is it with my fellow South Africans that the urge to abuse , threatren or hurt someone comes to the fore when we lose games of rugby or otherwise feel agrieved re the sport? Remember the tosser Piet Van Zyl ? Remember the threats against Clyde Rathbone and his family ..........and more recently the abuse against against Bryce Lawrence ....even targetting other innocents who share the same name. What is wrong in the heads of these lunatics? Maybe having one of our sides lose a few points or being banned for a few games is what is needed

      aubrey.gloster - 2012-03-12 12:28

      Watch the video captured on YOUTUBE by a spectator attending the game. The oom was actually busy helping Bjorn get up as his Bulls team mates and medical staff was nowhere to be seen. Mealamu then walks up to them and as he walks away the oom throws the plastic water bottle as an afterthought. There was nothing malicious and you could see it wasn't his intention to hurt anyone. It is always important to see/understand the context in which something happens. What is shocking is the comments by the Aunties afterwards

      Phil - 2012-03-12 12:33

      Aubrey how can it NOT be "malicious" when you aim , throw and hit someone on the head with a full bottle? What is wrong in your head man ? People like you are an indication of what is wrong in our society. "Nothing malicious" in throwing a bottle ? I think you need help.

      Bulldozer - 2012-03-12 12:33

      Aubrey, that auntey is my mother. Please don't get personal.

      Marcel - 2012-03-12 14:09

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A9XdS0AfvHQ&feature=watch_response_rev the people in the video are a bunch of commin twitds, listen to the aunties in the background

      Danie - 2012-03-12 15:50

      Dasy Francois.... Goed dat die wereld sien hoe tappet van die Bul ondersteuners kan raak

  • Clive - 2012-03-12 07:35

    How's the photo in this report! One would assume that Kev's face looks like that from the bottle. It was a plastic bottle thrown, and would have caused less damage than a mosquito! BTW. The clown that threw the object is a jackass of note, and a disgrace to his country.

      Merven - 2012-03-12 08:10

      Was thinking the same thing. N24 reporters are masters of deceit.

      daryltt - 2012-03-12 08:42

      Maybe NZ players are just softy's. But yea, leave throwing things at players for football. Rugby supporters are generally better than that.

      Japjapjap - 2012-03-12 11:19

      @mervan- I don’t think they are "masters of deceit"- maybe they think they are masters of deceit, but they are like the anc, just stupid pathetic corrupt liars and criminals and losers.

  • Lionel - 2012-03-12 07:36

    Morning All,Guy probably got irritated over decisons that went against the Bulls etc but all in all a very stupid thing to do!!!!

      Lionel - 2012-03-12 07:44

      Morning Dozey,missed the great weather we having here....back for good????

      Lionel - 2012-03-12 08:03

      Nice one......think you forgot to mention Wellington VO as well....

      Saffa - 2012-03-12 08:42

      Morning chaps. Do you folk think the "Wynie Strydom" lookalike who tossed the bottle and embarasses the nation was Brannas? Welcome back Dozey.

      Lionel - 2012-03-12 08:46

      Morning Saffa,that guy has to much class to be Brannas aka Moby Dick...lol

      Saffa - 2012-03-12 08:53

      @Lionel, My 1st reaction on seeing that geriatric old tosser 'k#k soeking' was laughter...It then turned to me wishing Kevvie would plant him - one time. If Bjorn had not removed the old twit, I reckon Kevvie or the Blues physio WOULD have tossed him like a chicken bone (I would have cracked up at that....) Sadly though, it's a real stain on SA rugby, and I honestly can't believe a few Bulls fans praat die ou tosser se gedrag goed.

      Bulldozer - 2012-03-12 09:11

      Morning Saffa, thank you. I'm not condoning what my father did, but he does have a drinking problem. This will never happen again, since Loftus was the last stadium he wasn't banned at yet.

      Bulldozer - 2012-03-12 09:18

      What happened to all my comments, News24?

      Saffa - 2012-03-12 09:19

      @Dozey - Ok old chap - that was funny :)

      Lionel - 2012-03-12 09:27

      Looks like I am having a conversation with myself:):):)

      Bulldozer - 2012-03-12 09:35

      Lionel, Multiple Personality Disorder can be treated.

      Saffa - 2012-03-12 09:37

      @Dozey, it seems your comments are going the same way as that Nel chap - into the abyss! @Lionel, lol, I reckon Kevvie M should be relieved it was that old tosser who confronted him....as earlier in the game I saw an old bat in the stands with pigtails in her hair seething and frothing at the mouth....She even slapped the hand of the chap behind her when he pointed out that she was on the 'big screen'. Now if that 'thing' had invaded the field and matched up to Kevvie, I reckon Kevvie would have been out for the remainder of the season...scary sh#t up there.

      Lionel - 2012-03-12 09:48

      Dozey,maybe Shane can help me...lol Saffa,ROTFLMAO,that would be hysterically funny!!!

      Bulldozer - 2012-03-12 09:57

      Me, Shane or Irene.

  • rudilemmer - 2012-03-12 07:49

    "Waratahs official was attacked by the Cheetahs team mascot several years ago" wtf!? haha

      Matt - 2012-03-12 08:09

      wens daar was video footage van daai ene LOL

      Robsschele - 2012-03-12 11:55

      Luckily he didn't ate him.

  • Don - 2012-03-12 07:49

    Disgusting behaviour by a fan, how did he get a bottle into the stadium ?, ban anyone for life that throws bottles or any object at players. they are a disgrace to us and the sport.

      aubrey.gloster - 2012-03-12 08:01

      Hy het die bottel by die kiosk binne die stadion gekoop. Hoekom wil jy weet?

      Jason - 2012-03-12 08:03

      Think the punishment should be a little more than that, maybe a public flogging :)

  • Chuck - 2012-03-12 07:52

    Keep the game clean guys. The ref probably deserved a klap though.

  • Jason - 2012-03-12 08:01

    They rather simple north of the border, its not the blues captains fault the Bulls played crap!

  • Danie - 2012-03-12 08:05

    The behavior of the drunken Bulls supporter that made the scene is just what the anti-bulls needed to crawl out of the wood work. Can you believe the reporter had to dig up the Pieter van Zyl incident to give this report some credibility? Remember no one hates each other as much as the South African teams, this is of course the years of only playing against each other as there was no international compition.

      Johan - 2012-03-12 08:43

      Ja Danie, en hoe langer die periode word wat hulle niks wen nie, hoe nyderiger word hulle!

      Saffa - 2012-03-12 09:06

      @johan - so ek aanvaar jy praat die dronk ou toppie se gedrag goed?

      S - 2012-03-12 10:34

      @Danie & Johan - Sorry chaps, are you suggesting it's our fault that you have some tappet elements in the crowd? You are doing this to yourselves, and the longer you condone it, the more disgusted we will get.

      aubrey.gloster - 2012-03-12 11:53

      Die amptelike verduideliking is dat die oom 'n Energade plastiek bottel gegooi het. Was hy dronk of het hy 'n "sugar rush" gehad?

  • Peter - 2012-03-12 08:11

    How can we, The Sharks, extend an unbeaten record when the Lions thrashed us in the Currie Cup Final last year !! Check your records before you go to print and make silly statements like that !!

      eyresa - 2012-03-12 08:36

      This is Super Rugby not Currie Cup Peter.

      Gareth - 2012-03-12 08:44

      The Sharks record is at HOME in Durban you chop! get your facts straight before you comment about things you obviasly know nothing about!

  • Paul - 2012-03-12 08:11

    Ongelukkig vir die Bulle is daar heelwat van hulle ondersteuners wat hulle soos varke gedra ek kry skaam om my vrou Loftus toe te vat want jy weet nie wanneer word jy van bo tot onder gevloek en uitgeskel omdat jy nie 'n Bull ondersteuner is nie!

      Saffa - 2012-03-12 08:43

      @Dozey - every stadium has them......fact. Loftus just seems to have MORE of them - fact 2.

      Saffa - 2012-03-12 09:42

      Cmon Bluey......did you seriously think you Bulls chaps were going to get out of this little PR nightmare 'unscathed'? Fodder for the rest of the country my friend....provided by one of your own :) Had this happened anywhere else in the country, you Bulls chaps would be crowing and crowing and crowing and crowing.

      Saffa - 2012-03-12 09:48

      S-E-N-S-I-T-I-V-E?

      Lionel - 2012-03-12 09:51

      Saffa,you could not have said it any better!!!!! Bulls supporters would have had a field day!!!

      Jason - 2012-03-12 10:14

      Shame guys lay off the Bulls, they have had a terrible start to Rugby season 2012................First Spies gets named Capt, then they get told "we have some pretty pink tops for you chaps" and now their own supporters are making them international laughing stocks. I say let sleeping dogs lie...........we actually dont have to say anything.................just smile and nod! ;)

      Lionel - 2012-03-12 10:23

      LMAO@Jason

      hvanderlinde - 2012-03-12 10:37

      BULLS = LAUGHING STOCK OF WORLD RUGBY! ooooh

      Saffa - 2012-03-12 10:53

      BULLS - 100 years, no CUPS for decorum and class.

      Saffa - 2012-03-12 15:30

      @fake Saffa No, your opinion, not necessarily fact.

      freddie.burger - 2012-03-12 23:33

      Mmmmm. omdat al wat n ander span teen die 3 Times champs is. Bring jou vrou en kom kyk by my rugby. Jy bly in die kar. Moegoe

      andries.duvenhage1 - 2012-03-13 12:38

      paul dit is julle ander ondersteuners van ander spanne wat uit lok ,net soos n klein seuntjie in die skool soek en as hy dit kry dan is die ander party altyd die vark in die vee verhaal , diehoogste bome vang altyd die meeste wind

  • derrick.dawson - 2012-03-12 08:26

    Well done Bulls fans - showing your class

      derrick.dawson - 2012-03-12 09:04

      I would much rather be a " vis vretende, paksak drinkende " stormers supporter than a halfwit hooligan. Generalise much? So who's the real plank here?

  • Graham - 2012-03-12 08:30

    The Sharks played in Durban not Johanesburg Duh.

  • morneoosthuizen - 2012-03-12 08:34

    Don't know why everyone is so shocked by this. I mean, this is common behavior for the classy Blue Bull supporter. And THIS is why I dislike the Bulls. I have nothing against the team. they good players and deserve to win, but its their supporters that are a bunch of wankers. I just hope you ready to lose 2 games in a row, so please keep your pathetic supporters under control.

      Henno - 2012-03-12 14:58

      Thanks MO, I think all rugby supporters (except for the "tappet/common blue bull supporters" - plus/minus 90% of them) will support your comment. All the dislikes to your post = the number of common blue supporters in this forum!

  • Ruan - 2012-03-12 08:49

    Hulle wil brannewyn suip, maar kan dit duidellik nie hanteer nie.

      Lionel - 2012-03-12 08:55

      Soos hulle se, Brandewyn het nie brieke nie!!!

      Christo - 2012-03-12 09:25

      En hoe het hul nie geboo as Blues pale toe skop nie, ek dog dan dit gebeur net op Nuweland, laat n mens dink ne

      Saffa - 2012-03-12 09:46

      @Raven - possibly started at Newlands.....but just leave it to the 'royalty' up north to take it 30 steps further.....

  • Pieter - 2012-03-12 09:09

    Ek se nie die ou is reg nie maar kyk hoe groot issue is dit as dit in RSA gebeur. Ek het nie eers geweet vd Wellington ding met die sevens nie. Dit was nogal 'n internationale kompetiesie.

  • duane.vanvuuren - 2012-03-12 09:18

    No man! Throwing bottles at players and officials is just savage and silly. No matter where in the country or world it may be. The same thing goes for booing a kicker. I'm a Stormers fan and it sometimes irks me when the Newlands crowd boo the opposition for no real good reason. We would'nt like it to happen to one of our own players.

      David - 2012-03-12 09:55

      Duane. You have got it spot on. No bias, no sarcasm, no stupid remarks. Unlike Bull 'Dozer !

      Jason - 2012-03-12 10:17

      I have been complaining about the Booing at Newlands for ages.................i certainly wasnt brought up like that.............and it isnt a small "group" of supporters. Last time I was there everyone around me was booing................wait maybe that was at me............cant be sure, but it sucked!

  • hester.lagrange - 2012-03-12 09:20

    Danie 'n Goeie straf vir hom sal wees om in die volgende wedstryd in die bulls se voorry te speel.......

  • Tertius - 2012-03-12 09:29

    Ek dink die beste sal wees om net toeskouers van die besoekende span toe te laat, dan kan die bulls ondersteuners op 'n ander plek mekaar met goed gooi.

      Tertius - 2012-03-12 09:46

      Here is an amateur video of the incident, you can hear the other bulls fan swearing at Kevin, even the women, it leaves a sick feeling in your stomach. You can also see the fan crapping his pants a little when Kevin confronts him, hahahahahahaha! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zDy2hcUXvvE

      Saffa - 2012-03-12 09:49

      CLASSIC!!!!!!!!!!

      Jason - 2012-03-12 10:24

      Just watched it...............shocking but not surprising.

      S - 2012-03-12 10:41

      Wow, that video should have an age restriction for language! And then it's mostly the Bulls anties doing the gesturing and swearing. Classy, real classy.

      Saffa - 2012-03-12 10:43

      Holy moly. How is that trailer park tannie?Screeching Jou ma se *****? Honestly - this Youtube video is going to go viral, and folk the world over will see the WORST SA rugby has to offer. Sies man. Dang one almost feels sorry for the BBRU (almost, but not quite...)

      Lionel - 2012-03-12 10:56

      What example is that "Sous"Tannie"to her kids,family,jeeeeees,I would die of embarrasment if I were her kids,imagine going to school Monday!!!!

      Saffa - 2012-03-12 10:57

      @Shistirrer and Jason: I reckon the SAPS Riot division should handle stadium security at Roftus from hereon in? Those chaps are well versed in the 'dark arts' relating to 'tappet control'? Teargas, batons etc.

      Lionel - 2012-03-12 11:08

      Raven,you must have nearly died with embarrasment when you saw that incident and thought what is gonna happen Monday morning on this forum judging by your reaction to most comments:):):) Dont worry my buddy,it can happen anywhere,Im just grateful it was not at Newlands....LMAO!!!!

  • tamzinjm - 2012-03-12 09:30

    Since when did the gentlemens game of rugby become a gathering for hooligans...this is NOT soccer. And say what you like but ... it wouldnt of mattered WHO was on the receiving end of that bottle (be it an Aus, SA or NZ player) behaviour like that is disgusting! If it was one of your countries players you would all be up in arms!

  • hannesenbrianda - 2012-03-12 09:34

    Dit is ongelukig baie algemeen onder Bulls ondersteuners selfs op my dae op Tuks was dit so. Die oorgrote meerderheid gedra hulle goed, maar daar is so 5% wat nie weet waar om die streep te trek nie, die lot moes maar eerder in hul hok by die huis gebly het. Hulle dink hulle is Bulle maar hulle is Nulle.

  • Juan - 2012-03-12 09:41

    SIlly old man. Ban him, fine him. Let's just get it over with and forget about it. Bulls mest up my Superbru. Angry at that. I thought they would be better than the Blues

  • JakesLR - 2012-03-12 10:09

    I was at the game saturday-there were abot 200 security guards around the filed, all in bright yellow jackets- yet they could not stop one guy from climbing over the fence- Scary to think these people get paid to protect the players!!

  • Zion - 2012-03-12 10:10

    Now that is what is referred to as being well and truly bottled.

  • brandon.wiener - 2012-03-12 10:10

    Ban the spectator for life. It is not just a criminal act that the police must investigate, the rugby union needs to take action and ban these types of "supporters" for life. It worked with soccer hooligans.

  • Francois - 2012-03-12 10:23

    Gelukkig het baie wat daar was dit gemis; meeste BB ondersteuners het 5-10 minute voor die hooter gestroom na uitgange omdat hul span agter was!

      S - 2012-03-12 10:44

      Definitief meer bekers verbonde aan die S15 as enige ander SA span. Hoeveel staan in die Bulls kas? Hy is bietjie leeg op die oomblik, is hy nie?

      Bulldozer - 2012-03-12 11:05

      ''Definitief meer bekers verbonde aan die S15 as enige ander SA span.'' Ek verstaan nie.

      vdwjasper - 2012-03-12 11:11

      Dozer, as bekers enige korrelasie bewys tussen ons en julle spesie, dan bid ek vir geen bekers. (Noem my maar 'n rassis.) Ek's bang ek word een oggend wakker en dink Kurt Darren en Kie is kunstenaars, Joost en Amore is Suid Afrika se Posh "n Becks en ek sien uit na Vrydagaande, want Noot vir Noot is dan op. Ps. "Poena is koning" is nie 'n drama nie.

      Bulldozer - 2012-03-12 11:25

      Hierdie is n rugby forum, waar mense praat van trofees wen (Stormers supporters weet nie daarvan nie). As jy wil classy wees, gaan op Cosmo of Top Billing se site.

      vdwjasper - 2012-03-12 11:26

      Raven - presies: Ons kwalifiseer "uitgebreide kennis" ietwat anders as julle. Hou eerder by jou "uitgebreide kennis" van rugby.

      vdwjasper - 2012-03-12 11:33

      Nee Dozer, die artikel vertel 'n storie van hoe farked-up julle is. Ek stem net saam.

      S - 2012-03-12 11:35

      @Dozey - Ja ek weet daar is baie goed wat jy nie verstaan nie. S14 bestaan nie meer nie, S15 is 'n nuwe kompetisie met nuwe reëls. Stormers het ten minste laasjaar se Conference Cup (S15) - julle het niks, zilch, boggerol. En voordat jy die argument probeer ophaal dat alles Super Rugby is: jou maatjie Pieter die Kanadoos (ek dink dit was hy) het oor die naweek beweer dat NTRU a.k.a. die Bulle meer Curriebekers as WP het, omdat alles wat voor 19-watookal nie tel nie omdat NTvl toe nog nie 'n unie op hul eie was nie. Ek gebruik dus net julle eie redenasie. Alles voor S15 tel nie. Punt.

      Bulldozer - 2012-03-12 11:36

      Jaz, jou geloof is baie sterk. Jou gebede vir geen cups werk baie goed.

      vdwjasper - 2012-03-12 11:42

      Raven, ek besit wel 'n Poena is Koning DVD. Lees weer stadig wat ek sê, dink 'n dag of twee daaroor en laat dit goed insink. Waneer jy jouself dan wip, skryf ietsie terug. Ek het nou vereers belangstelling verloor.

      Bulldozer - 2012-03-12 11:51

      Conference cup!!! Whoop whoop!!! Elke laaitie se droom. Yeah!!!

  • sas.holtz - 2012-03-12 10:41

    Ek het nie gesien dat die stormers speel nie, so kry liewer julle maniere in plek! en vat jul pak soos n man.Van julle kom. suck en kan mens sien julle is swak verloorders. In die eerste plek gaan dit nie oor die span nie, maar van julle toeskouers wat hulle nie kan gedra nie.Raak groot of gaan vir behoorlike gedragsklasse!! Die Bulle het nie verdien om te wen nie gepaard met sommige van die toeskouers.

  • Dirk - 2012-03-12 11:30

    What was this guy thinking? Plastic bottles are extremely toxic to Kiwi’s.

  • Henno - 2012-03-12 11:37

    Wonder waar is blou bul Saffa? Kan seker nie kommentaar lewer nie want hy/sy is in die tronk.

      Saffa - 2012-03-12 11:58

      It is sleep time for that '**** tonsil' in Canada. He will be back faking my profile at about 4pm (that is his usual time....)

      Saffa - 2012-03-12 16:09

      @Saffa HA HA HA Still a bit sensitive about the "malpractice" fiasco you got yourself in? Not as clever as you thought you are

  • Byron - 2012-03-12 11:57

    Bullz trash...bet u it was BULLDOZER

      Bulldozer - 2012-03-12 12:22

      I have an alibi. I was with your mother when it happened.

  • aubrey.gloster - 2012-03-12 12:24

    Watch the video captured on YOUTUBE by a spectator attending the game. The oom was actually busy helping Bjorn get up as his Bulls team mates and medical staff was nowhere to be seen. Mealamu then walks up to them and as he walks away the oom throws the plastic water bottle as an afterthought. There was nothing malicious and you could see it wasn't his intention to hurt anyone. It is always important to see/understand the context in which something happens

      Phil - 2012-03-12 14:13

      "nothing malicious" ??? A spectator aims and throws a bottle which hits a player smack on the head and there is "nothing malicious" Are you nuts? What is wrong in your head? No wonder this country is stuffed

      aubrey.gloster - 2012-03-12 14:47

      Gaan spyker jou hand Phil. Die bottel was leeg. Hy het nie gemik nie hy het net gegooi. Gaan rook ietsie jy klink 'n bietjie tense.

      Andre Botes - 2012-03-12 16:21

      Aubrey the point is that he is not allowed on the field! and the point is he threw a bottle at a player!

      Phil - 2012-03-13 06:27

      Aubrey has that typical boneheaded outlook that has gotten SA into the mess it is in. This dumb attitude has been around for years ...threaten , bully , complain and abuse ....a so called fan got onto the playing field and assaulted a player. This is no small thing. It is a disgrace.

      aubrey.gloster - 2012-03-13 07:57

      Phil you must be feeling like an A-HOLE after you've read Mr Nel's explanation in the Beeld. I am right and you are wrong. Are you nuts? What is wrong in your head? No wonder this country is stuffed.Why are you hiding your face in your profile? Scared?

  • Saffa - 2012-03-12 14:59

    Dis reg so, weereens 'n ref wat ons uit die game uit cheat. Jy kom hou nie vir jou diknek hier op Loftus nie ou Mealamu, die Klipdrift bottel klap sommer nou teen die koppie

      aubrey.gloster - 2012-03-12 20:24

      Baie snaaks Saffa ha ha ha ha ha ha ag sorry aan al die mense wat al met 'n lee plastiek bottel gegooi is

  • odupreez - 2012-03-12 15:01

    En ek dog heeltyd dis die stormerskare wat ongepoets is !

  • Saffa - 2012-03-12 15:08

    @fake Saffa HA HA HA HA HA Still a bit sensitive about the "malpractice" joke you landed yourself in?! And then had to disappear off the blog for a while after reckoning you won't stop arguing? HA HA HA

      Saffa - 2012-03-12 15:26

      @maestro My pa is nogal stout gewees, klein rakker. Vat hy die bottel wat ek wou gooi

  • Nick - 2012-03-12 16:32

    that was stootskrapertjie that jumped the fence looking freeeeddddoooooommmmmm

  • Francois - 2012-03-13 10:07

    hyt die verkeerde dude bygekom met n bottel...hy moes vir Ranger gezaber het met n gebreekte bier bottel, Danville-Styl korrek!

  • andries.duvenhage1 - 2012-03-13 12:29

    die mense neem reg in eie hande want die mense wat dit moet doen doen dit nie veral die skeidregters

  • jwdupreez - 2012-03-14 07:22

    ......dit is seker hoekom ons rugby so deurmekaar voorkom..selfs die joernaliste weet nie so lekker waaroor dit nou eintlik gaan nie.......hulle weet nie eers waar die wedstryde gespeel is nie.......hy.....o is dit dalk sy ......het darem die uitslag "korrek".........alhoewel ek BAIE seker is dat die Leeus die Sharks aan die einde van 2011 goed pakslae gegee het....maw hierdie artikel het dieselfde waarde as "gebruike" toilet papier

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