Ruan Venter Disciplinary Decision

Ruan Venter Disciplinary Decision

The Disciplinary process related to Ruan Venter Red Card in the BKT United Rugby Championship Round 17 game against Glasgow Warriors on Saturday May 18 has resulted in a four game suspension.

After an act of foul play by Emirates Lions player No 20 (Ruan Venter), referee Craig Evans showed the Player a Red Card in the 35th minute of the game under Law 9.13 – A player must not tackle an opponent early, late or dangerously. Dangerous tackling includes, but is not limited to, tackling or attempting to tackle an opponent above the line of the shoulders even if the tackle starts below the line of the shoulders.

In the Player’s responses to the Judicial Officer overseeing the disciplinary process (Tommy Dalton), he had accepted that he had committed an act of foul play which warranted a Red Card. Mr. Dalton found that the incident met the Red Card threshold, with entry of mid-range warranting six weeks. The Player received two weeks mitigation due to his apology, good record and his full engaged participation in the disciplinary process which results in a four game suspension.

Should the Player complete the World Rugby Coaching Intervention Programme then the sanction will be reduced by one week.

Fixtures Ruan Venter is unavailable for:

DHL Stormers v Emirates Lions, 1 June 2024 BKT URC

WITS URC v Alberton, 8 June 2024

WITS URC v Roodenpoort, 15 June 2024

WITS URC v Raiders, 22 June 2024

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