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Cheetahs lock off the hook

2012-05-08 17:30

Cape Town - A SANZAR Judicial Hearing has found Cheetahs lock Andries Ferreira not guilty of alleged foul play during their Super Rugby clash against the Force in Bloemfontein on Saturday.
 
Ferreira was cited for contravening Law 10.4 (e) (Dangerous Tackling: A player must not tackle an opponent dangerously - A tackle around the neck or head of an opponent is dangerous play).
 
The incident occurred in the 76th minute of the match, which the Cheetahs won 17-13.

The SANZAR hearing was held via video conference on Tuesday and was heard by Jannie Lubbe SC.
 
"After careful consideration of the limited video evidence available and the testimony of the player, the judicial officer concluded that he was not convinced on the balance of probabilities that the player acted in breach of the said law. Accordingly the citing is dismissed," said Lubbe.

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Comments
  • Harold - 2012-05-08 17:50

    It's quite refreshing to see that a South African player didn't get the short end of the stick.

      marnusmnorval - 2012-05-08 21:05

      Short end of the stick? Aussie and NZ players are getting banned left right and centre, while SA players get of scot free. Jannie de Plessis, that meat head from the bulls now the cheetahs player. Yes you are right they are getting the short end of the stick. F'kng moron

      bernard.ingram - 2012-05-09 05:05

      Genade Marnus kalmeer ou katjie, dit klink of jy nie van SA hou nie.

      Jc - 2012-05-09 09:42

      @Blouvitrioel: Do you remember Francois Hougaard's tip tacle? Same as that ape from the Rebels, and he only got 1 week. Seems like some consistency at last!

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