Match ban for De Jager



October 11, 2016
Match ban for De Jager


Player of the Year benched for one week.

Lood de Jager has been banned for one week for “charging” after being cited during the Springboks’ record 57-15 home defeat at the hands of the All Blacks.

The Sanzaar Duty Judicial Officer Adam Casselden SC accepted a guilty plea yesterday for contravening Law 10.4 (h): “A player must not charge into a ruck or maul.”

Charging includes any contact made without the use of arms, or without grasping a player.

The reigning SA Player of the Year, who now sits on the bench for Pieter-Steph du Toit, has been suspended from all forms of the game for one match up to and including 5 November 2016.

Lood’s Cheetahs play in the Currie Cup semifinals against the Golden Lions this Saturday, but his availability for the Boks’ clash against the Barbarians on November 5 is now also in question.

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