Off-field yellow for Jantjies

2012-04-08 15:00

Cape Town - Lions flyhalf Elton Jantjies has been issued with an off-field yellow card for contravening Law 10.4 (e) (Dangerous tackling) during a Super Rugby match at the weekend.
The incident occurred in the 29th minute of the match between the Lions and Cheetahs played at Free State Stadium in Bloemfontein on Saturday.

Jantjies dangerously tackled Cheetahs flyhalf Johan Goosen around the neck and then flung him to the ground.
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 the referee Mark Lawrence and on further review of the match footage, the Citing Commissioner deemed an off-field yellow card was appropriate.

The Cheetahs won the match 26-5.


  • Edward Ndou - 2012-04-08 15:16


  • Herbert - 2012-04-09 13:43

    What does this mean? Does he have to leave the field for 10mins in his next game?

  • Christo - 2012-04-09 16:55

    Rugby is not netball!! The game is becoming a game for a total farce! Years ago this was the way we played rugga! Come on - this is not a game for heartfainted. Let's leave the make-up and perume out of the game!

      Gerrie - 2012-04-10 10:27

      Ja, always some old ballie saying that "in my day we played like this..." But the truth is that there are rules and that they should not be broken. And that tackle was not safe and he could have seriously injured Goosen or any other player that was tackled like that - what would you have said then? Perhaps he saw a better fly-half that could take his place in the Bok-team?

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