Off-field cards for 'Canes duo

2012-03-03 09:04

Johannesburg - Tristan Moran and Jason Eaton of the Hurricanes have been issued with off-field yellow cards following their Super Rugby clash with the Lions in Johannesburg on Friday night.

Moran has been issued with an off-field yellow card for contravening Law 10.4 (e) Dangerous Tackling, when he came into contact late and dangerously with Lions No 10 Elton Jantjies.

The incident occurred during the first half of the match between Lions and the Hurricanes played at Coca-Cola Park.

An off-field yellow card may be issued by the SANZAR Citing Commissioner for foul play incidents that are very close to, but in his opinion do not meet the red card threshold for citings.

In this case the incident was acted on by referee Steve Walsh, who issued a penalty on the field, however on further review of the match footage the Citing Commissioner deemed an off-field yellow card was appropriate.

Eaton's off-field yellow card was for contravening Law 10.4 (b) - A player must not stamp or trample on an opponent.

In this case the incident was not acted on by referee Steve Walsh and on further review of the match footage the Citing Commissioner deemed an off-field yellow card was appropriate.

Meanwhile, Adam Byrnes of the Rebels has been cited for alleged foul play.

Byrnes is alleged to have contravened Law 10.4 (m) Acts contrary to good sportsmanship - making contact with the eye.

Referee Bryce Lawrence issued a “White Card” and put the alleged incident on report for a Citing Commissioner review following a complaint from the Waratahs captain Daniel Halangahu that Waratahs team-mate Tom Carter had allegedly been eye gouged during the match between the Rebels and Waratahs at AAMI Park Melbourne on Friday.

The Citing is to be considered in the first instance by SANZAR Duty Judicial Officer Mike Heron.


  • jandreleroux - 2012-03-03 09:46

    How does the off field yellow card work? When does it come into effect? Obviously the guy is not going to miss the firsts 10 minutes of the next game?

      Jason - 2012-03-03 09:58

      There is a penalty not sure if its three or four yellows and you get a one game suspension this year.

  • dawiej - 2012-03-03 10:09

    Interisting how NZ is getting nailed at last. Not getting away with all the transgressions the ref's allowed them to in the past

      Dave - 2012-03-03 10:20

      What a surprise to hear a whinging, whining south african when it comes to rugby.

      Pierre - 2012-03-03 11:17

      @ Dave - Stating a fact is not whining. Whining is what NZ do. After 17 years still whining about so-called food poisoning. In cricket, after 31 years, still whining about the rolling ball incident!! After 31 bloody years, mate that is whining!!

      Alan - 2012-03-03 15:06

      Dave, the only reason you don't like the "whinging" is cause it is true. NZ teams and the AB have gotten away with "murder" since the inception of 3Ns and Super Rugby. In fact without this bias in your teams favour you would be nowhere. AB wouldn't even make top 5 teams in the world. Yes, I am saying to your face, to your countrymens face, you know it, they now it, we now it in fact Sanzar and the irb now it. You lot have to cheat to comptete - simple. Suck it up now that you are being caught out. Ol Steve should issued on field cards for these incidents and for the constant tackler rolling into the attacking teams support players at the break down it kills the game, breaks oppositions momentum and spoils it for attackers and spectators alike. You cry you want to change the rules to be more attacking but all your teams do is blatantly spoil opposition ball and the refs see it but do nothing about it - yes I am putting fwd a conspiracy theory that too many kiwi's in the irb have made it a rigged game. Oh and well done on winning the bryce lawrence trophy nextg year. Remember this though, the whole world finally saw and acknowledged how you lot cheat - it's out there now!

  • Nicholas - 2012-03-03 10:21

    This is getting ridiculous! Soon these guys are going to get some kind of card for running onto the field the wrong way. Do these administrators feel they are not getting enough attention? Soon we are going to need a multi coloured key down the side of the screen indicating all kinds of cards that can be doled out on and off the field, those by the ref and those by anyone else with a hawk eye who spots anything none of the other spotters spotted ...

      John - 2012-03-03 11:17

      So Nicholas, it's OK to do kind of anything on the field as long as the ref does not see you??

      Nicholas - 2012-03-03 19:57

      No John, thats why you have an existing citing commission!

  • tony.kirby1 - 2012-03-03 11:39

    The off field yellow means the player must spend 10 minutes in a pub after the next game with out be allowed to drink, If he gets a second off fielder then me must also pay for a round of drinks. # cards and he must go to a wimpy bar for 80 minutes alone after the next match.

      Stephan - 2012-03-03 12:50

      Hee hee hee! Nice one Tony.

  • David - 2012-03-03 12:00

    The Hurricanes are a bunch of yobs. 5 yellows in 2 games, could have been more. How many times were they warned for off-side play and not carded?

  • Paul - 2012-03-03 12:58

    Both incidents were spotted by the ref and his assistants, and yellows should have been issued during the game. Gross inconsistency in applying the laws is turning this game into a farce.

  • kevin.rack - 2012-03-04 00:53

    In this case the incident was not acted on by referee Steve Walsh and on further review of the match footage the Citing Commissioner deemed an off-field yellow card was appropriate. NO SURPRISE HERE AS THIS LIKE EVERY OTHER SANZOO YEAR. Gross negligence finally comes to the fore. Finally we see Walsssshhhss for what he is. How come you did not see the stomping Walsshhhss. Racist??? Blind or drunk?? Think of all those others you missed over the years??? Questions: 1. If the ref has a very high count of missed dirty play should he not get the sack for been useless? 2. Will the Kiwi yellow card double this year from previous years? If so serious question should be asked as to why all the others years they were not penalised. 3. Will trolls stop using fake FB pages and stop been cowards

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