magazine-issue
generic hexagon

Steenkamp, Butch cited for foul play


  • 07 Jul 2013

Bulls lock Wilhelm Steenkamp has been cited for headbutting Butch James at Loftus, while the Sharks flyhalf could receive further punishment for his high tackle on replacement Jürgen Visser.

Steenkamp is alleged to have contravened Law 10.4 (a) Punching or Striking when he made contact with James in the 63rd minute at a ruck with his head. James complained to the referee about it but the TMO could not find any evidence of foul play.

Upon further review of the match footage the citing commissioner deemed in his opinion the incident had met the red card threshold for foul play

However, James himself has been cited for his reckless stiff-arm tackle on Visser in the 72nd minute that saw him yellow-carded.

James is alleged to have contravened Law 10.4 (e) Dangerous Tackling.

Upon further review of the match footage the citing commissioner deemed in his opinion the incident had met the red card threshold for foul play.

Photo: Lee Warren/Gallo Images

0 Comments
latest-articles
The Boks celebrate their series win

Five takeaways from past weekend

What we learned from this past weekend's international matches, according to CRAIG LEWIS.

Ben Te'o tackles Sonny Bill Williams

Lions must stick to their guns

The British & Irish Lions must be prepared to win 'ugly' if they are to level the Test series against the All Blacks in Wellington on Saturday, writes SIMON BORCHARDT.

Issue 236

Celebrating the Blitzboks’ success

The victorious Springbok Sevens are on the cover of the new SA Rugby magazine, on sale this week.

You may also like

Get our daily email update. Subscribe to the SA Rugby magazine newsletter: