Former Bok Januarie banned until October

2016-09-29 12:00
Enrico Januarie

Paris - Former South Africa international Ricky Januarie has been suspended for four weeks for a dangerous tackle, the French Rugby League said on Wednesday.

The 34-year-old La Rochelle scrumhalf was yellow carded for the tackle on Lyon's Tongan centre Hemani Paea during a 43-18 win on September 10.

Januarie will become available again on October 21, meaning he will miss La Rochelle's European Challenge Cup clash with Bayonne the day before, as well as their opening match in the competition a week earlier away to Italians Treviso.

The former Cats, Lions and Stormers halfback has played 47 times for his country, scoring five tries.

He moved to France in 2011 to join Lyon before switching to La Rochelle in 2015.

Read more on:    rugby

LIVE: Sharks v Stormers

32 minutes ago

What To Read Next


Read News24’s Comments Policy

Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

Love 2 Meet
English Premiership flutter

Take Sport24's "expert" tips at your peril...


The 2017/18 Absa Premiership season is under way. Can Bidvest Wits defend their title? Will Soweto giants Kaizer Chiefs or Orlando Pirates emerge victorious? Or will the bookies' favourites, Mamelodi Sundowns, taste success for a record eighth time? Stay glued to Sport24 to find out!

Latest blogs

Who would you like to see start in the No 10 jersey for the Springboks in the first Test against England in June?

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

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