Oz lock cited by SA's Burger

2012-11-12 18:35

London - Australia's Rob Simmons and New Zealand's Adam Thomson could both miss the remainder of their respective countries' European Test tours after being cited for disciplinary offences, the Six Nations committee said in a statement on Monday.

Simmons, Australia's replacement lock forward, was cited by Freek Burger of South Africa for a dangerous 'tip' tackle under Law 10.4 (j) on France's Yannick Nyanga after 25 minutes of the second half of the Wallabies' 33-6 defeat at the Stade de France on Saturday.

During the course of that match, Welsh referee Nigel Owens was heard apologising to the France team for the officials' failure to issue a red card for the challenge on Nyanga as they could not identify tackler Simmons.

Meanwhile, All Blacks blindside flanker Thomson was cited by Murray Whyte of Ireland for stamping or trampling under Law 10.4 (b) on Scotland loose forward Alasdair Strokosch during the second half of New Zealand's 51-22 victory at Murrayfield on Sunday.

Hearings for both Simmons and Thomson will be held before independent International Rugby Board-appointed judicial officers in London on Wednesday.

World champions New Zealand continue their tour against Italy on Saturday when Australia face England at Twickenham.


  • alan.forbes.3344 - 2012-11-12 21:19

    Dirty thug players both give em 8 weeks each! Bet the kiwis in particular will say it was not intentional, I know him his not that kind of guy, blah blah blah blah - he did it, he meant it, take the punishment and the stigma for dirty play. They should double the sentence for being a nancy and double it again for lying to the commission and again for consistent lying and cheating as a nation. IRB so far are like the UCI with Lance, keep covering up blatant cheating of ABs and Wallabys - so expect a 1 week ban at most boys.

      jay187 - 2012-11-12 22:11

      @alan ya boring mate. "consistent lying and cheating as a nation" ? lol ? plug it please.

      donavan.boshoff - 2012-11-13 10:12

      Laughed my ass off when kockett dropped thompson like the piece of shyte he is, that was NOT boring.

  • chrisin.oz.1 - 2012-11-13 00:21

    Well done Freek.

  • christopher.collings.9 - 2012-11-13 01:38

    About time! The Arsetralians & New Cry babies have been getting away with murder since the start of the RWC 2011!!!! Start nabbing the kiwis now too for their dirty play!

  • alan.forbes.3344 - 2012-11-13 04:19

    @jay: funny how it's only boring when 1 of your players are the aggressors and face a ban. This Simmons cat previously stomped on CJ VD Linde in a 3N game in 2010, his a thug and deserves a long ban. The only boring is the consistent cheating, thuggery, lies, coverup and getting away with it by the combined bargaining of kiwi cheats and aussie cheats aided by some dumb SA administrators who wear AB and Wallaby tops when at home. When playing fields are level, we'll talk again but I suppose when that happens you'll run off and follow netball.

      dave.roberts.182940 - 2012-11-13 08:29

      It sounds as though you are a bit bitter about being a distant second to the world champions. We all laugh at your pathetic team and pathetic theories. Go play a sport you are good at. Oh thats right SA suck at everything.

      donavan.boshoff - 2012-11-13 08:47

      Good one dave you are clearly in the know when it comes to sport, "we all laugh at your pathetic team" who is we? your little island nation?? The rest of the world is laughing at the farce that was RWC2011. And you boys know you won't see the Webb Ellis for another 24yrs. Knob

      jay187 - 2012-11-13 19:34

      alan, funny you should mention netball, just happened to be flicking through the stations to see NZ beat SA. Did we also cheat, lie and deceive our way to victory there? What? You only have 50 million more ppl to choose from? Could do with more it seems. Go write a letter to the IRB or something. 'cheating, lies, thuggery, coverup' ?? Cheating and lies is just a pointless / unfounded accusation, and thuggery, well if you ask anyone around the world who the thugs are in world rugby most of them will give you one answer (think you know who that is)... Your one of those idiots that gives your fellow Bok supporters a bad name, which is unfair because majority of them are decent and respectful.

      jay187 - 2012-11-13 19:36

      @dono ... as Dave said... a distant second. Farce of a World Cup? At least the French players werent vomiting on the side lines in the final....

  • Rich.Dolgun - 2012-11-13 17:23

    A South African rugby player was arrested and in police custody last night over an alleged assault that left a US player with spinal injuries during the World Rugby Classic in Bermuda. Leif Gibson may never play again as a result of the injury, which allegedly occurred “off the ball”. The Springboks player ran into Mr Gibson’s back from behind when his back was turned. If this was intentional then thats the worst case of thuggery I've heard about for quite some time.

      donavan.boshoff - 2012-11-13 18:34

      send us the link to this "story" sweetheart

      bas.horneman - 2012-11-14 15:06

      bas.horneman - 2012-11-14 15:08

      South African prop Robbie Kempson, 38, was arrested after the incident, which occurred around 15 minutes into the match at the National Stadium in Devonshire.

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