Super 14: weekend sees plenty of citings

2009-05-03 00:00

While Sharks scrumhalf Rory Kockott will appear before a disciplinary meeting today following his red card in the Super 14 game on Saturday, hearings took place yesterday into the citings of Highlanders players, Daniel Bowden and Clint Newland.

Their cases were heard in Durban by Sanzar judicial officer Advocate Dekker Govender. Centre Daniel Bowden was cited for a dangerously high tackle on Sharks centre Riaan Swanepoel in the second half. Bowden received a yellow card for the offence and pleaded guilty to the charge. The defence argued that a yellow card was sufficient punishment, but the judicial officer imposed a one-week suspension and Bowden will miss the Highlanders’ match against the Lions in Johannesburg on Friday. Tighthead prop Clint Newland was cited for striking Sharks prop Tendai Mtawarira in the first half of the match, but was found not guilty.

Kockott was sent off by match referee Phillip Bosch for striking Highlanders flank Adam Thomson. The hearing will take place at 12 pm at King’s Park today.

Western Force scrumhalf Josh Valentine has been cited for a dangerous tackle on Bulls scrumhalf Fourie du Preez in the first half of the Loftus match. The hearing is tomorrow.

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