Kings: Sanzar rules out punishment

2013-03-21 00:00

CAPE TOWN — Sanzar CEO Greg Peters has ruled out proposed punishments for the Kings after the team breached Saru’s rules by fielding three foreign players in their Super Rugby game against the Chiefs.

Peters confirmed that Saru does not have the jurisdiction to suspend the Kings or to dock the team points.

Only Sanzar is empowered to act against any team that will in any way affect competition participation or log standings.

When the Kings played three foreign players they were not acting against Sanzar’s rules. Sanzar has no such existing limit on the use of foreign players. Saru’s only remaining recourse is to impose a financial penalty on the Kings.

Saru stated that they could possibly fine the franchise if they continued to flout the rules.

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