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Michael Cheika to face Judicial Hearing

Michael Cheika to face Judicial Hearing

SANZAR has completed an investigation into the alleged conduct of Waratahs' head coach Michael Cheika during the Sharks v Waratahs match.

Kurt Baker suspended for six weeks

Kurt Baker suspended for six weeks

The SANZAR Duty Judicial Officer Nicholas Davidson QC has accepted a guilty plea from Kurt Baker of the Highlanders and suspended the player for six weeks.

JUDICIAL: Hames, Horne handed suspensions

JUDICIAL: Hames, Horne handed suspensions

Kane Hames of the Highlanders and Rob Horne of the Waratahs have been handed one-week bans while Francois Steyn was issued with an off field yellow card.

Francois Steyn issued an off field yellow card

Francois Steyn issued an off field yellow card

The SANZAR Duty Judicial Officer Jannie Lubbe SC has accepted a guilty plea from Francois Steyn of the Sharks and issued the player with an off field yellow card.

Rob Horne suspended for one week

Rob Horne suspended for one week

The SANZAR Duty Judicial Officer Jannie Lubbe SC has accepted a guilty plea from Rob Horne of the Waratahs and suspended the player for one week.

Kane Hames suspended for one week

Kane Hames suspended for one week

The SANZAR Duty Judicial Officer Jannie Lubbe SC has accepted a guilty plea from Kane Hames and suspended the player for one week.

Francois Steyn cited for alleged foul play

Francois Steyn cited for alleged foul play

Francois Steyn of the Sharks has been cited for alleged foul play during a Super Rugby match at the weekend.

Rob Horne cited for alleged foul play

Rob Horne cited for alleged foul play

Rob Horne of the Waratahs has been cited for alleged foul play during a Super Rugby match at the weekend.

Kane Hames cited for alleged foul play

Kane Hames cited for alleged foul play

Kane Hames of the Highlanders has been cited for alleged foul play during a Super Rugby match at the weekend.

Alby Mathewson suspended for one week

Alby Mathewson suspended for one week

The SANZAR Duty Judicial Officer Adam Casselden has accepted a guilty plea from Alby Mathewson of the Force and suspended the player for one week.

Force scrumhalf Alby Mathewson cited

Force scrumhalf Alby Mathewson cited

Alby Mathewson of the Force has been cited for alleged foul play during a Super Rugby match at the weekend.

Ben McCalman suspended

Ben McCalman suspended for two weeks

The SANZAR Duty Judicial Officer Nicholas Davidson QC has accepted a guilty plea from Ben McCalman of the Force and suspended the player for two weeks.

Ben McCalman cited

JUDICIAL: Ben McCalman cited

Ben McCalman of the Force has been cited for alleged foul play during a Super Rugby match at the weekend.

SANZAR announces Super Rugby referee squad for 2014

SANZAR announces Super Rugby referee squad for 2014

SANZAR today announced its referee squad for the 2014 Super Rugby season with two new faces joining senior ranks ahead of the forthcoming campaign.

Craig Joubert appointed to referee 2013 Super Rugby Final

Craig Joubert appointed to referee 2013 Super Rugby Final

Experienced South African referee Craig Joubert will oversee the 2013 Super Rugby Final, between the Chiefs and Brumbies at Waikato Stadium this weekend, with Chris Polllock and Garrat Williamson named as assistant referees while Vinny Munro will take on duties as Television Match Official.

SANZAR JUDICIAL RELEASE: Kane Barrett Suspended for Two Weeks

SANZAR JUDICIAL RELEASE: Kane Barrett Suspended for Two Weeks

The SANZAR Duty Judicial Officer Nicholas Davidson QC has accepted guilty pleas from Kane Barrett of the Blues for twice contravening Law 10.4 (b) Stamping or trampling after he was Cited in one instance and Red Carded in another during a Super Rugby Match at the Weekend.

Kane Barrett Cited following Super Rugby Match Blues v Chiefs

Kane Barrett Cited following Super Rugby Match Blues v Chiefs

Kane Barrett of the Blues has been cited for alleged foul play during a Super Rugby match at the weekend.  Barrett is alleged to have contravened Law 10.4 (b) Stamping or trampling when he made contact with Chiefs #3 Ben Tameifuna at a breakdown. The incident occurred in the 20th minute of the match between the Blues and Chiefs at Eden Park in Auckland on 13th July 2013.

Butch James suspended for Four Weeks

The SANZAR Duty Judicial Officer Jannie Lubbe SC has accepted a guilty plea from Butch James of the Sharks for contravening Law 10.4 (e) Dangerous Tackling, after he was Cited during a Super Rugby Match at the Weekend.  James has been suspended from all forms of the game for four weeks.

Ben Tameifuna issued an Off-Field Yellow Card

Ben Tameifuna issued an Off-Field Yellow Card

Ben Tameifuna of the Chiefs has been issued with an off-field yellow card for contravening Law 10.4 (m) Acts contrary to good sportsmanship. A player must not do anything that is against the spirit of good sportsmanship in the playing enclosure – dangerous grabbing on an opponent without the ball.

SANZAR JUDICIAL RELEASE: Nonu issued Red Card and Off-field Yellow

Ma’a Nonu of the Highlanders has received a red card and an off field yellow for foul play during a Super Rugby match at the weekend.

Public apology from Sir Graham Henry

On Sunday, I accepted that I had breached the SANZAR Code of Conduct with comments I made to the media last week following the Blues' game against the Crusaders. This statement is an apology to the match officials who may have taken offence to my comments and to SANZAR.

Bjorn Basson found Not Guilty

Bjorn Basson found Not Guilty

A SANZAR Judicial Hearing has found Bjorn Basson of the Bulls not guilty of contravening Law 10.4 (j) Dangerous Tackling – Lifting Tackling after he was cited during a Super Rugby match at the weekend.

Flip van der Merwe issued an Off-Field Yellow Card

Flip van der Merwe issued an Off-Field Yellow Card

Flip van der Merwe of the Bulls has been issued with an off-field yellow card for contravening Law 10.4 (b) Stamping or Trampling during a Super Rugby match at the weekend.

Radike Samo issued an Off-Field Yellow Card

Radike Samo issued an Off-Field Yellow Card

Radike Samo of the Reds has been issued with an off-field yellow card for contravening Law 10.4 (j) Dangerous Tackling – Lifting Tackling during a Super Rugby match at the weekend.

Sir Graham Henry Judicial Hearing outcome

The SANZAR Duty Judicial Officer Jannie Lubbe SC has accepted a guilty plea from Sir Graham Henry of the Blues for a Misconduct Complaint brought against him by SANZAR.  The complaint relates to comments made on TV NZ News on 21 May 2013 which were widely reported through other media outlets and breached Sections 8.3 (a) and (e) of the SANZAR Code of Conduct.

UPDATED Referee appointments for 2013 Super Rugby Rounds 14, 15, 16, 17

Updated referee appointments as confirmed by SANZAR for 2013 Super Rugby - Rounds 14, 15, 16 and 17.

James Horwill issued an Off-Field Yellow Card

James Horwill issued an Off-Field Yellow Card

James Horwill of the Reds has been issued with an off-field yellow card for contravening Law 10.4 (b) Stamping or Trampling during a Super Rugby match at the weekend.  Horwill made contact with Western Force player Pek Cowan at a breakdown with his feet. The incident occurred in the 3rd minute of the match between the Western Force and Reds played at NIB Stadium in Perth on Saturday 4th May.

Francois Steyn cited after Chiefs v Sharks Round Eleven match

Francois Steyn cited after Chiefs v Sharks Round Eleven match

Francois Steyn of the Sharks has been cited for alleged foul play during a Super Rugby match at the weekend.  Steyn is alleged to have contravened Law 10.4 (h) A player must not charge into a ruck or maul. Charging includes any contact made without use of the arms, or without grasping a player.

George Moala suspended for one week

George Moala suspended for one week

The SANZAR Duty Judicial Officer Nicholas Davidson QC has accepted a guilty plea from George Moala of the Blues for contravening Law 10.4 (e) after he was Cited during a Super Rugby Match at the Weekend.  Moala has been suspended from all forms of the game up to and including 13 April 2013.

2013 #SuperRugby Steven Kitshoff suspended for one week

2013 #SuperRugby Steven Kitshoff suspended for one week

A SANZAR Judicial Hearing has found Steven Kitshoff of the Stormers guilty of contravening Law 10.4 (e) Dangerous Tackling after he was cited during a Super Rugby match at the weekend.

SANZAR JUDICIAL RELEASE: Matt Toomua issued an off-field yellow card

SANZAR JUDICIAL RELEASE: Matt Toomua issued an off-field yellow card

Matt Toomua of the Brumbies has been issued with an off-field yellow card for contravening Law 10.4 (e) Dangerous Tackling during a Super Rugby match at the weekend.

Chiliboy Ralepelle to appear before a SANZAR Judicial Hearing

Chiliboy Ralepelle to appear before a SANZAR Judicial Hearing

Following initial consideration by the SANZAR Duty Judicial Officer Adam Casselden, Chiliboy Ralepelle of the Bulls will appear at a SANZAR Judicial Hearing after being cited for alleged foul play during a Super Rugby match at the weekend.

2013 Super Rugby Judicial Wrap: Round Two

2013 Super Rugby Judicial Wrap: Round Two

Sanzarrugby.com reviews the judicial affairs of the second week of 2013 Super Rugby.

2013 Super Rugby Judicial Wrap: Round One

2013 Super Rugby Judicial Wrap: Round One

Sanzarrugby.com reviews the judicial affairs of the first week of 2012 Super Rugby.


 

2013 Super Rugby Judicial Wrap: Round One

2013 Super Rugby Judicial Wrap: Round One

Sanzarrugby.com reviews the judicial affairs of the first week of 2012 Super Rugby.

There were no White Card incidents and no "off-field" Yellow Card issued from the weekend, which featured the Australian Conference teams only.

2013 Super rugby referee appointments for Round One to Four

2013 Super rugby referee appointments for Round One to Four


SANZAR has announced the referee appointments for the first four rounds of the 2013 Super Rugby season, which kicks off with the Rebels hosting the Force on Friday 15 February.

SANZAR announces referee team for 2013 Super Rugby season

SANZAR announces referee team for 2013 Super Rugby season

SANZAR today announced an 18-man strong referee team for the 2013 Super Rugby competition.  The announcement includes five new referees to the Super Rugby circuit, including Argentinean Francisco Pastrana (who controlled his first Super Rugby match in 2012).

Reds and Cooper consider appeal

Reds and Cooper consider appeal

Queensland Rugby (QRU) advises it is seriously considering lodging an appeal against Monday’s SANZAR judicial ruling to suspend St.George Queensland Reds flyhalf Quade Cooper over a dangerous tackle charge.

Quade Cooper suspended for one week

Quade Cooper suspended for one week

A SANZAR Judicial Hearing has found Quade Cooper ofthe Reds guilty of contravening Law 10.4 (e) after he was cited during a Super Rugby match at the weekend.

2012 Super Rugby Judicial Wrap: Round Sixteen

2012 Super Rugby Judicial Wrap: Round Sixteen

Sanzarrugby.com reviews the judicial affairs of Round 16 of 2012 Super Rugby, with no White Card incidents, Citings or Off-field Yellow Cards issued.

2012 Super Rugby Judicial Wrap: Week Thirteen

2012 Super Rugby Judicial Wrap: Week Thirteen

Sanzarrugby.com reviews the judicial affairs of the thirteenth week of 2012 Super Rugby, with one White Card incident and one Citing from the weekend.

Michael Hooper Issued an Off Field Yellow Card

Michael Hooper Issued an Off Field Yellow Card

A SANZAR Judicial Hearing has found Michael Hooper of the Brumbies guilty of Law 10.4 (j) after he was cited following a Super Rugby match at the weekend.

2012 Super Rugby Judicial Wrap - Week Twelve

2012 Super Rugby Judicial Wrap - Week Twelve

Sanzarrugby.com reviews the judicial affairs of the twelfth week of 2012 Super Rugby, with two White Card incidents from the weekend.

Fourie and Johnson issued off-field yellow cards

Fourie and Johnson issued off-field yellow cards

Deon Fourie of the Stormers and Ashley Johnson of the Cheetahs have been issued with off-field yellow cards for contravening Law 10.4 (m) Acts Contrary to Good Sportsmanship during a Super Rugby match at the weekend.

James Haskell Suspension Amended from Three Weeks to Four Weeks

James Haskell Suspension Amended from Three Weeks to Four Weeks

SANZAR Duty Judicial Officer Mike Heron has recalled his decision of 1 May 2012 of a 3 Week Suspension to Highlanders player James Haskell and replaced it with a 4 week suspension.

Changes for referee appointments for 2012 Super Rugby, Week Twelve

Changes for referee appointments for 2012 Super Rugby, Week Twelve

Please note that there are three changes to the referee appointments for the 2012 Super Rugby Week Twelve South African Conference matches in Durban and Cape Town.

Andries Ferreira found Not Guilty

Andries Ferreira found Not Guilty

A SANZAR Judicial Hearing has found Andries Ferreira of the Cheetahs not guilty of contravening Law 10.4 (e) Dangerous Tackling. A player must not tackle an opponent dangerously. A tackle around the neck or head of an opponent is dangerous play, after he was cited during a Super Rugby match at the weekend.

Luke Jones Suspended for Two Weeks

Luke Jones Suspended for Two Weeks

The SANZAR Duty Judicial Officer Mike Heron has accepted a guilty plea from Luke Jones of the Rebels for contravening Law 10.4 (j) Lifting a Player from the ground and either dropping or driving that Player’s head and/or upper body into the ground whilst the Player’s feet are off the ground, after he was Cited during a Super Rugby Match at the Weekend.

Adam Byrnes Misconduct Hearing

Adam Byrnes Misconduct Hearing

A SANZAR Misconduct Hearing for Melbourne Rebels player Adam Byrnes has been held in front of Judicial Officer Nigel Hampton QC.

James Haskell Suspended for Three Weeks

James Haskell Suspended for Three Weeks

The SANZAR Duty Judicial Officer Mike Heron has accepted a guilty plea from James Haskell of the Highlanders for contravening Law10.4 (a) Punching or Striking after he was Cited during a Super Rugby Match at the Weekend. Haskell struck Cheetahs player Justin Downey twice as he left a scrum that was being completed, with a scuffle breaking out between several players following the incident.

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