EG Jansen suspends coaches

2012-05-17 15:10

Cape Town - EG Jansen High School in Boksburg has temporarily suspended both its first team rugby coaches, pending a disciplinary hearing from the Falcons Rugby Union.

VIDEO: Coach attacks ref

Head coach Reghardt Botha and his assistant Schalk Snyman were involved in an altercation with referee Mlungiseleli Mdashe after a match between EG Jansen and Kempton Park on Saturday.

Botha and Snyman were upset over a decision Mdashe made during the match, which EG Jansen lost.

Snyman was also caught on video bumping into Mdashe with his shoulder. He apparently also swore at Mdashe.

SARU’s referees boss André Watson told Beeld Mdashe was “100%” correct with his decision.

Botha, who also coaches club side Brakpan, was later on Saturday involved in another incident with a referee during half-time of his side's match against the University of Johannesburg.

Both coaches are being investigated by the Falcons Rugby Union, with the result of the hearing to be announced on Thursday.


  • nelius.vantonder - 2012-05-17 15:27

    Ban them both from ever coaching again! They are a DISGRACE to ALL rugby coaches all over the world!!!!

  • johan.r.erasmus - 2012-05-17 15:35

    Put these "fine examples of gentlemanly dispensation" in a MMA ring and I am sure we will see a totally different side to them. But to be honest they are not the only hooligans coaching school boy and club rugby. In fact there are more altercations on and off the field where school boy rugby is concerned than any other rugby. And it starts with the coaches influences. Make an example of these individuals and suspend them for a lengthy period. They will come back with different attitudes.

  • Pierre - 2012-05-17 15:38

    Tappit Boneheads

  • Bernard - 2012-05-17 16:03


  • Reon - 2012-05-17 16:07

    I think for their punishment they must go and coach the Lions.

      Squeegee - 2012-05-17 16:14

      That's cruel and unusual punishment - and I'm a Lions fan!

      Bernard - 2012-05-17 16:18

      If they coach the Lions they,ll be jobless at the end of the year.

      Reon - 2012-05-17 16:23

      Ok, they must become referees for two years in the West Rand…

      Jack - 2012-05-17 17:12

      no - I've got a better idea - let them ref club rugby on the Cape flats. They'll soon get a taste of their own medicine.

      John - 2012-05-21 09:29

      Give the Lions season tickets and force them to attend every game (seated in the stands) as punnishment.

  • johan.hattingh.5 - 2012-05-17 16:26


  • bill.vanzyl - 2012-05-17 16:49

    It has taken them until Thursday to "temporarily suspend" them????????? The video evidence is clear, suspend them permanently, nobody can assault a referee, no matter how severe the provocation. What kind of message is the school sending out by "temporarily" suspending the coaches? That it might be okay to behave like that? As for that 2nd team kid that punched the opponent, what are E G Jansen doing about that?? Something is wrong with that school's rugby ethos.

      David Tenea - 2012-05-17 17:30

      You are a CHOP

      Bootman - 2012-05-17 18:26

      David from your comment I can only summise that you support the actions of these morons. Come on guy!!! Is this the direction in which you want to see rugby go? Lets make an example of them.

      warren.botha1 - 2012-05-18 07:50

      The same punishment if not even harsher should be enforced on player #13

  • Etienne - 2012-05-18 08:11

    as a ex EG Jansen scholar and rugby player. Every single match i played in between 1992 and 1997 against Kempton Park has been stopped due to fighting. The behavior of these coaches are sick. They set a bad example for the kids and promising rugby players, and they are dragging the schools name through the mud. bad losers

  • Joanita - 2012-05-18 08:25

    And our Rugby boys made us proud ! both the u/19 and u/21 rugby sides of the University of Johannesburg were victorious in their win. Ticking over the scoreboard with scores of 47-8 (for the u/19) and pretty much the same scoreline for our u/21 team. I honestly don't see why the Brakpan coach felt that an altercation with the referee would make a difference regarding a win for either teams.

  • Chris - 2012-05-19 11:40

    As daai tappets ooit weer naby 'n rugbyveld...wat nog te se 'n skool toegelaat word, weet ons ons leef in 'n baie siek wereld.

  • phaldieo - 2012-05-30 20:19

    all provinces must take action against players,coaches,management,supporters who abuse anyone on a rugby field.clean up our club and school's rugby,then we will have more poeple coming to watch club games.

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