Rugby coach faces disciplinary

2012-05-15 12:08
Johannesburg - The future of the rugby coach who was caught on video swearing at and shoving the referee in a high school match in Boksburg will be decided at a disciplinary hearing on Wednesday.

Schalk Snyman, who is EG Jansen High School's first team rugby coach, was filmed on May 12 charging into Mlungiseleli Mdashe from behind, Beeld reported on Tuesday.

The disciplinary hearing would be convened by the Valke school rugby union.

Mdashe told Beeld on Monday: "When I realised that it was Snyman who had shoved me from behind, I was shocked and disappointed. We know each other."

Mdashe is regarded as one of the top 25 rugby referees in the country, the newspaper reported.

The video footage shows head coach Regardt Botha and Snyman becoming embroiled in a heated argument with Mdashe.

Botha walks away, then returns to continue his argument with Mdashe, after which Snyman collides with Mdashe, steps back and shouts at him.

Mdashe said Snyman had called one of his decisions into question.

"I asked him to give me a few minutes, and to fetch his book of rugby rules while I got dressed, so that we could talk about it. He shouted and told me that I was a kak ref and that I didn't know what I was doing."

Snyman did not respond to requests for comment.

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