TMO Shaun Veldsman assaulted
Cape Town - South African Television Match Official Shaun Veldsman was assaulted in his car after officiating Saturday's Super Rugby match between the Stormers and Blues at Newlands.
According to Netwerk24, Veldsman was attacked in his 'bakkie' on the N2 after leaving the stadium.
The incident occurred at about 21:00, with Veldsman on his way to Robertson. He was stabbed in his lung.
SARU's head of corporate affairs, Andy Colquhoun, said Veldsman's window on the driver's side was broken and someone stabbed him with a sharp object.
"He has a hole in his lung after being stabbed," said Colquhoun.
Veldsman managed to escape from the vehicle and ran away, before someone helped him on the side of the road.
The car's ignition was damaged but only Veldsman's cellphone was stolen. His bag with laptop was still lying on the back seat.
Veldsman was in a stable condition in the Stellenbosch Medi Clinic on Sunday.
It remains unsure if he'll be able to be in the TMO booth for Saturday's Six Nations match between Ireland and England in Dublin.