LIVE

    Steenkamp hearing date set

    2013-07-07 15:00
    Wilhelm Steenkamp (Getty Images)
    Pretoria - The date has been set for Bulls lock, Wilhelm Steenkamp's Sanzar judicial hearing for allegedly headbutting Sharks flyhalf Butch James during their Super Rugby match at Loftus Versfeld in Pretoria.

    In a statement released by Sanzar, judicial officer, Jannie Lubbe deemed it necessary for Steenkamp to appear at the hearing.

    "Following initial consideration by the SANZAR Duty Judicial Officer Jannie Lubbe SC, Wilhelm Steenkamp of the Bulls will appear at a SANZAR Judicial Hearing after being cited for alleged foul play during a Super Rugby match at the weekend.
     
    "Steenkamp is alleged to have contravened Law 10.4 (a) - punching or Ssriking when he made contact with Sharks flyhalf Butch James at a ruck with his head."

    The incident occurred in the 63rd minute of the match and went unpunished by referee, Jason Japhta.

    Sanzar's Mike Heron will oversee the hearing, which will be held via a video conference at 09:00 (CAT) on July 8.
     

    What To Read Next

    Read News24’s Comments Policy

    24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

    Comment on this story
    22 comments
    Comments have been closed for this article.
    Live Video Streaming
    Sport Talk

    Results

    No results are available

    Logs

    Rank Team P W Pts

    Opinion Poll

    Which South African franchise stands the best chance of winning this year's Super Rugby title?

    The ultimate Super Rugby quiz!

    TAKE THE QUIZ
    There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.