18-month ban for club player

2014-10-15 10:53
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Johannesburg - Following an extensive disciplinary hearing, the Golden Lions Rugby Union has found club player Morne Oberholzer guilty of improper and unacceptable behaviour displaying blatant disrespect towards a referee.

The player was also found guilty of physical abuse of a player following an incident, which took place at Roodepoort Rugby Club on Saturday, August 23.

Oberholzer has been sanctioned with an effective ban of 18 months from all aspects of rugby with immediate effect. The sanction passed by the Disciplinary Committee was a two-year ban of which six months was suspended.
GLRU CEO Rudolf Straeuli expressed his contentment with the decision, as the union has followed through with a zero tolerance stance on abuse in rugby.

“We are satisfied with the decision taken by the Disciplinary Committee after a lengthy hearing,” Straeuli told the Lions' official website.

“The GLRU is working to stamp out all forms of abuse in rugby within our region and we will not tolerate the game of rugby being brought into disrepute.”

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