Steyn escapes match ban

2012-10-23 17:02

Cape Town - Blue Bulls flyhalf Morné Steyn has been suspended for one week of rugby after being found guilty by a SARU Judicial Officer on Tuesday.

Steyn was cited for allegedly breaching law, 10.4 (a), which deals with the striking of an opponent with, for instance the arm, following the Blue Bulls’ Currie Cup semi-final loss to the Sharks in Durban on Saturday.

Judicial Officer Louis Booyse suspended Steyn from all forms of rugby until 28 October 2012. With the Bulls already out of the competition and the Boks only playing in November, Steyn thus won't miss any matches.

Meanwhile, Steyn's team-mate at the Bulls Morné Mellett - who was cited for tripping Sharks flyhalf Patrick Lambie in the same match - escaped unpunished.

Booyse found that Mellett's yellow card issued was sufficient punishment under the circumstances.



  • joneethling - 2012-10-23 17:06

    I knew he wuld not be banned. He was going for the ball and missed. There is ample footage of his kicking to prove how inacurate he is.

      maryna.mcfadden.5 - 2012-10-23 17:32

      You see justes is be done what about daniel G the sharkks tackel in the air so and a referee was not fear look paul jordaan was ofside then then the sharks had a penilty and so be te way shame Lambie did 2 kicks mis. So ya you wil see the Wp will win this game That is the People like to kick and is good on that so we will see then what your excuses is.

      grant.callaway.50 - 2012-10-23 17:35

      Ha ha ha!! I just posted a big chirp at you, and only realised the kicking chirp afterwards! Ha ha!!

      bootman.bokke - 2012-10-23 17:46

      Maryna reading your post just gave me a migraine.

      ReneMuller.XOXO - 2012-10-23 17:56

      @bootman, LoL, have to agree with you - eish!

      joneethling - 2012-10-23 17:57

      Pleas leave maryna alone. Her comment is much better than most coming from Bull supporters who think that they are allowed to play outside the rules and not be penalised.

      liesure.larry - 2012-10-23 18:02

      I thought my grammar was bad... I wonder where is that VLAK HAAS Lean.Sadie aka BENT.... wonder what he is going to say about King Morne one week ban...

      ReneMuller.XOXO - 2012-10-23 19:10

      No @Jo we are just used to higher standards - shocking really!!

      steyts - 2012-10-24 05:57

      Maryna wat op die liewe aarde het jy daar gese?????????????????????????????????

      lablue.phoenix - 2012-10-24 10:49

      C'mon, surely that Maryna is a fake profile and she is just trolling us?

      iza.loubser.9 - 2012-10-24 11:15

      @joneethling. LOL!! He WAS found guilty and that will go into the books as such against his name. Therefor he was banned for one week. If the Bulls was in the final - then he would have served his punishment. Now - he is lucky to get away with no ACTUAL punishment. And this is where the system fails. Players found guilty should be banned from games, not time.

      iza.loubser.9 - 2012-10-24 11:18

      Geez Maryna - best you tackle your papsak again. You are giving us ladies that are into our rugby a serious bad name. We build and just as we are about to be taken serious, the likes of you come around and break down all those brick! TSK! Tsk! @Grant - also saw the kicking chipr as I was about to post my comment @joneethling! LOL

  • nathan.davies.1257 - 2012-10-23 17:10 least he couldve had an excuse as to why he won't be in the team for the tour next month.

  • wesley.rousseau.58 - 2012-10-23 17:10

    stay away from the green and gold

      lean.sadie - 2012-10-23 17:17

      Agree, let us please get the youngsters in, give them experience and let the Boks become what we know they can.

      richard.jeremy.79 - 2012-10-23 19:02

      Not just getting youngsters in Lean,but getting and playing a proper flyhalf like Goosen or Lambie.Not that one-dimensional baksteen retard that can't do anything right anymore Morné Steyn.

      stompies.hattingh.5 - 2012-10-23 20:56

      richard, a baksteen retard that won the bokke and the bulls many games and competitions? I think the joke is on you!

      anton.vonvielig - 2012-10-23 22:00

      Yi dieselfde kan gese word van daai kommin Etsebet en vuigat burger

      lean.sadie - 2012-10-23 23:48

      Won the boks many games? Hehe if you call 56% a lot and 40% in the tri/4 nations sure.

      dao.muangnoicharoen - 2012-10-23 23:58

      sadie conveniently forgets the "bulls" part of that statement. sadie please could you give the morne bashing a rest. you are no better than the trolls. morne steyn has had a good career and amassed a rather impressive amount of silverware. he was the hero of the nation at one point. he is off form. he should be rested. end of the story. i am sure many bulls supporters will agree and welcome the rest. let us see what lambie and whoever else is in line for the bok job (who is not injured) can do. to keep quoting your silly statistics just points to your unequivocal stupidity. here are some more stats Win ratios: Morne Steyn: 59% Butch James: 56% Pat Lambie: 59% stompies was replying to a personal insult aimed at steyn "one dimensional baksteen retard" - i have no idea what baksteen means but he was called a retard. he was also once the hero of the rugby world in south africa during the trinations and british and irish lions tour. now you carry on the bashing with your silly statistics which mean less than nothing. please could you grow up?

      lean.sadie - 2012-10-24 04:51

      haha, you made a funny.

      steyts - 2012-10-24 05:59


  • justice.league.9469 - 2012-10-23 17:19

    It defeats the purpose then. Instead of banning a player an x amount of time, rather ban him an x amount of games: Or at least a heavy fine

      Nighthawk.Wild - 2012-10-23 17:32

      Yes i agree on the x amount of games ban

      grant.callaway.50 - 2012-10-23 17:37

      Not really... If he was banned for x amount of GAMES, the Bulls and the Boks would actually benefit! The penalty should be that the Bulls HAVE TO select him to play! :P

      joneethling - 2012-10-23 17:41

      X = 0, so he got away with a cheap shot.

      Priesterb - 2012-10-23 17:42

      justice I agree. I also think that if a player is suspended for whatever reason against for example the Lions then that suspension should only be against the Lions. If he was banned for four games then he should not play against the Lions for four games. This will ensure that the team that was transgressed against will benefit from the suspension. Blou Bul Groete!

      bootman.bokke - 2012-10-23 17:52

      Priester thats the best idea I've heard in a long time.

      TravieGrif - 2012-10-23 18:10

      In all fairness, MS has a very clean record, and I am sure that this is partly behind the short ban. I am not unhappy with the outcome. I have said before that this is not in his character, and I really believe that he needs to take a break from rugby, blow off some steam and rekindle his love for the game.

      jacques.dekock.50 - 2012-10-23 22:17

      Brilliant suggestion from Priesterb.

  • claude.felbert - 2012-10-23 17:25

    Uneven penalties -- its a joke

      joneethling - 2012-10-23 17:40

      Penalties are given for transgressions. Why should they be even? Teams that are outgunned often respond with dirty play or cheating, and are then penalised.

      donavan.boshoff - 2012-10-23 17:52

      but joneethling even naas botha tuned the sharks had an unfair advantage and that oke love natal, never had a bad fing to say about natal and the sharks. and when flip and juandre frow their hands in air when fings went against dem why didn't the ref listen to dem hey? no the bulle should have been in final. that ref are rubbish. mellet was just kicking a divet back into turf he never ment to trip lambie no chance that oke are also one of the cleanest best scrummager i ever see.

      joneethling - 2012-10-23 18:02

      dono, the throwing of the arms in the air is a Bulls cheat that everybody is aware of, even the ref.

      donavan.boshoff - 2012-10-23 18:12

      fanks joneethling i never new.

      TravieGrif - 2012-10-23 18:13

      Not quite sure, Jo, but I do think that he (Dono) is taking the Mickey.

  • BlouMasjien1 - 2012-10-23 17:36

    Hail to King Morne !Ruler of the Rugby Universe !

      lean.sadie - 2012-10-23 17:44

      56% win ratio, and 40% in tri/4 nations. Awesome Ruler you got there buddy.

      derek.francois.3 - 2012-10-23 17:46

      king of the very small universe in your head

      jan.duvenage.9 - 2012-10-23 17:56

      Obviously werk jou TV nie - of jy weet f%^&kol van rugby!

      pomene.stormer - 2012-10-23 18:01

      Nog n hoender wat dink Loftud "B" veld in Pretoria is die "Universe" - gaan in vrede my maat jy mis baie in die lewe en bo en behalwe dit weet jy sweet blue bogger all van rugby af.........King???.......esih eish !

      joneethling - 2012-10-23 18:04

      A tiny backward universe North of the Jukskei......

      TravieGrif - 2012-10-23 18:14

      Lean...what was that comment you made earlier about trolls???

      lean.sadie - 2012-10-23 19:19

      Yea Trav, sorry. My bad.

  • marcello.plaatjies.5 - 2012-10-23 18:48

    Not even good enough at being bad.

  • caldwell.faure - 2012-10-23 19:25

    I doent care how long the ban is aslong as he never plays for the boks again, his time is over and he is a disgrace, no way for a so called professional rugby player to act!

  • caldwell.faure - 2012-10-23 19:26

    I doent care how long the ban is aslong as he never plays for the boks again, his time is over and he is a disgrace, no way for a so called professional rugby player to act!

      charl.koegelenberg - 2012-10-23 23:48

      Ms is veby sy tyd hy skiet wind

  • frigo.donnerweer - 2012-10-23 21:08

    He should have been banned for 6 months,for a stiff arm and terrible form!

      viva.lebok - 2012-10-23 21:21

      @frigo: no he should be banned for life, his kids should also be automatically banned for the stiff arm.

  • paul.sdoow - 2012-10-23 22:41

    if he banned from rugby for one week that means he actually has to play rugby . so there no ban in other words cause he don't play rugby.

  • mai.penrai1 - 2012-10-24 04:39

    Should be called the blue sheep - you bleet enough!

  • my10cent - 2012-10-24 07:56

    Ag shame?

  • shaun.reece.3 - 2012-10-24 11:00

    With that attempted punch I think Steyn hit an all time low. Lambie outclassed him and coach Meyer should just forget about Steyn, hes passed it. As for Morné Mellett, the Bulls can keep him!

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