Video Example – Dangerous Ruck Entry

Posted by SCRRS Website Committee on May 19th, 2010

Bulls second-row Bakkies Botha has been suspended for four weeks for recklessly charging into a ruck against the Stormers last Saturday (May 15, 2010).

Botha appeared before SANZAR Judicial Officer Peter Ingwersen at the offices of the Blue Bulls Rugby Union in Pretoria on Monday, May 17, having been cited under Law 10.4 (h) for dangerously and recklessly entering a ruck without using his arms or grasping a player.

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  • Neville Smeda said:

    Jonathan Kaplan did not issue any caution or suspension, would that have been because he didn’t think it was reckless or because he didn’t see it? I’m guessing this video is on here for us to apply on-field discipline appropriately.

  • Sean O said:

    Pardon the cynicism, but this does happen quite a bit in our world too and how many times do we get crap if we call this correctly and admonish with a yellow or red?

    Some clubs (youth included) would lobby to say that “he\she didn’t know” or “c’mon ref, let us play”.

    Well, what I might say is “the offending individual can watch the rest of you play from the sideline”.

    It seems to me that this particular offense (the BullS) is unmanageable as it happened so quickly.

    Anyway, I think the clubs and all players should see this to show them what “not to do”…



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