Reds winger Ioane cited

2012-03-18 13:01

Sydney - Wallabies winger Digby Ioane is facing possible suspension after being cited for foul play over a lifting tackle during the Reds' 27-22 Super Rugby loss on Saturday to the Sharks in Durban.

Ioane was sinbinned during the match over the tackle in which he lifted and drove Sharks flanker Marcell Cotzee backwards.

SANZAR said the citing commissioner reviewed the incident on video after the match and deemed that it met the threshold for a red card for foul play.


  • Steve - 2012-03-18 14:18

    How do professional players continue to do the spear tackle?Loane should be banned for at least 2 weeks(but then again he is a New Zealand player),so expect nothing.We get a red card and ...

      gavin.olivier - 2012-03-18 14:27

      Steve - that Ioane with an "I"..... and he plays his rugby for Australia!

      Phil - 2012-03-18 14:35

      Ioane has never played rugby in or for a New Zealand side ...he is Australian. Do you know where that country is Steve? Let me give you a clue ...Australia is the country that has snotklapped us 5 times out of the last 7 times we have met.

      Koos - 2012-03-19 02:39

      So mooi word, snotklapped. Het 'n idee dis wat die Stormers gaan kry op Loftus.

      Final.Punishment - 2012-03-19 09:37

      and the fact that it wasn't a spear tackle but a tip tackle

      S - 2012-03-19 14:22

      Koos, lyk my jou girlfriend het jou te hard gesnotklap, dis hoekom jy breinskade het en nou nog stront praat.

      Pierre - 2012-03-20 07:20

      Does not matter spear or tip tackle. In a previous season Jean de Villiers was banned for 2 weeks for "not even a tip tackle". It should not just be South Africans that get banned.

  • Priester - 2012-03-18 14:24

    Great news and I trust that consistency will be applied. Hougie was suspended for two games as he received a red card in the first half of the game. Digby was yellow carded in the first half and returned in the second half to continue playing. Three weeks ban should be applicable to Digby in this case. Blou Bul Groete.

  • David - 2012-03-18 14:53

    "SANZAR said the citing commissioner reviewed the incident on video after the match and deemed that it met the threshold for a red card for foul play" At least they've admitted it should have been a red card. Now to give a suitable ban, 3 weeks should do

  • Bob - 2012-03-18 20:51

    A try disallowed to the Sharks for a dubious mis-demeanour by Jonathan Kaplan. I said to all my mates that had that spear tackle been effected by a Sharks palyer it would have been RED. Kaplan always compensates for his roots - against The Sharks. At least this puts his decision making into perspective.

      Shane - 2012-03-18 22:33

      Rubbish! Kaplan is a bigger Sharks supporter than John Plumtree himself. I agree he made a couple of errors, but get over yourself.

      Koos - 2012-03-19 02:37

      Kaplan se gunsteling liedjie: Huisie by die see, dankie Sharks dankie! Op 'n meer ernstige noot: Die spear tackle in die Rebels game is oorgesien. Wanneer gaan ons 'n wedstryd sien waar die uitslag nie beinvloed is deur 'n beampte nie? Ek sien uit na so 'n wedstryd, selfs al is dit die Stormers wat wen.

      Byron - 2012-03-19 10:04

      I enjoyed how he said he didnt see the spear tackle but he is no more than two meters away and blew the knock on by Coetzee as he hit the ground. Suspect?

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