Junior Bok skipper gets 2-match ban

2016-06-22 22:08
Jeremy Ward (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Junior Springbok captain Jeremy Ward was suspended for two weeks for a dangerous tackle in the World Rugby Under-20 Championship, and will miss the team’s bronze medal match against Argentina on Saturday at the AJ Bell Stadium in Manchester, England.

Ward received a yellow card for a dangerous tackle on England fullback Max Malins in the 15th minute of Monday’s clash, and had to appear before a disciplinary committee on Wednesday evening. 

The independent judicial officer, Mike Hamlin, ruled that the act of foul play was a breach of Law 10.4(i) (tackling a player in the air) and imposed a low-end entry point sanction of three weeks. 

However, the sanction was mitigated to take into account various factors including the player’s exemplary disciplinary record, and was reduced to two weeks.

The suspension will remain in place until midnight on July 3, 2016.


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