WP’s Fourie cleared of foul play

2013-09-12 00:00

WESTERN Province flank and captain Deon Fourie was cleared of foul play yesterday after being cited for making contact with Sharks flank Keegan Daniel’s face in the eye area during their Currie Cup clash at Newlands last Saturday.

Fourie appeared before a Saru judicial committee in Cape Town but was cleared of any infringement, resulting in the citing being dismissed.

In his findings, judicial officer advocate Donny Jacobs declared that the evidence presented did not show intent by Fourie to injure Daniel, but rather that the player had tried to free himself from Daniel’s hold.

Daniel, who had to leave the field to a facial cut, also defended Fourie. He tweeted the following after the match, which WP won 25-19:

“Just to clear things up, there was no eye gouge from Deon, he’s not that type of player. Rugby is a contact sport and these things happen.”

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