School coach gets 2-year ban

2012-08-03 10:14

Johannesburg - An assistant rugby coach at Boksburg's EG Jansen High School, caught on video shoulder charging a referee, has been banned from rugby for two years, Beeld reported on Friday.

According to the terms of his suspension, Schalk Snyman may not be directly or indirectly involved with rugby for five years, suspended for three years.

Snyman was expelled after he shoulder charged Mlungiseleli Mdashe, the referee in a match on May 12.

Advocate Jacques Pienaar, chairperson of the Falcons Rugby Union's (FRU) legal committee, told the newspaper Snyman would be permitted involvement in rugby "at other levels".

Jurie Coetzee, executive head of FRU, said Snyman still had an important role to play as he would share the consequences of his mistake with other coaches and pupils and help protect the sport.

He would be used as an agent for positive change in various rugby committees, Coetzee said.


  • Stormkaap - 2012-08-03 10:34

    Should have been at least 5-8 yrs.. what message are you giving errant coaches and parents

      Squeegee - 2012-08-03 11:05

      Ban the school too. Only then will they take this sort of thing seriously and develop a different culture.

      cuthbert.murwisi - 2012-08-03 11:52

      True 2yrs is too soft plus this thug has been given another chance to abuse more referees "at other levels".

      nkosinathi.dyantyi.9 - 2012-08-04 06:49

      Should given 12 years to learn a lesson

  • BossBrain - 2012-08-03 10:38

    This guy should have been at the SA-New Zealand world cup to shoulder charge Bryce Lawrence!

  • mardeo.bezuidenhout - 2012-08-03 10:43

    hahaha,boksburg op sy beste.

      mardeo.bezuidenhout - 2012-08-03 11:26

      Is die thumbs down van die boksburg mense? het julle even computers? Grappie julle....

      JHLR73 - 2012-08-03 11:31

      If you followed all the news about violence in schoolboy rugby in the last year, you would be surprised. refs knocked out, schoolboy's jaw broken, other pupils badly hurt, refs assaulted and assistant refs verbally abused. This happened all over SA and especially in Pretoria schools. So please this has nothing to do with" Boksburg "as per your comment. There is a problem getting out of hand regarding violence at schoolboy matches. Do not generalise.

      bulla.loftus - 2012-08-03 11:43

      Hoekom kom jy nie bietjie Boksburg toe nie windgat, dan praat ons weer as jou dalk raakloop....

  • garth.lumgair - 2012-08-03 11:02

    Typical,Thats why their is so many school injuries in rugby due to irresponsible COACHES.Their should be no place in rugby for irresponsible coaches.

  • herman.vermaak.77 - 2012-08-03 11:04

    In fact from this article it means he can get involved at any level of rugby IMMEDIATELY as it only entails a suspended sentence.

  • charlie.vanbergen - 2012-08-03 11:13

    It should have been for life. Coward to shoulder someone from behind! Lafaard! Sissie! Boelie!

      nkosinathi.dyantyi.9 - 2012-08-04 06:43

      Lafaard van die lafaard sies

  • ReneBerndt651010 - 2012-08-03 11:29

    "Schalk Snyman may not be directly or indirectly involved with rugby.........." and then it says "....told the newspaper Snyman would be permitted involvement in rugby "at other levels". HUH??? Is it just me or how does this make ANY sense??? Seems he is not allowed to be involved with the boys etc but can pump up the balls and peel the oranges at half-time? I wouldn't even trust him with that! This is an Educator (sic?) who is responsible for teaching our kids!! Errrrr Minister Angie..........."Yip I agree, not a thing wrong with our Education System!" The Union should make him ref at a senior level and then let's see when the shoe is on the other foot..........hope they make like our Sports Minister said....."Bliksem hulle, Moer hulle (in this case hom)!" .

  • craig.kirchmann - 2012-08-03 12:15

    His 5 year ban has been suspended. Where is the 2 year ban?

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