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The Kings in trouble?

March 19, 2013 in Uncategorized

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SARU appointed “a judicial sub-committee will investigate the allegation that the Kings breached Saru’s Super Rugby participation agreement by fielding more than two foreigners against the Chiefs.

According to a Saru press release, in the event of a breach being proved there is a wide range of sanctions available, starting from a caution to a maximum fine of R1-million or a recommendation to the General Council to suspend or expel the offending organisation.

Saru CEO Jurie Roux contacted Kings chairman Cheeky Watson on Tuesday to advise him of the inquiry and caution him against any potential breaches.”
Kings face sanctions

Why is this only being addressed now? This issue has been in the media ever since the Kings named all their foreign players in their extended squad.

According to Beeld this morning a Kings insider claimed that SARU had encouraged the Kings to sign the Argentinians as the IRB and SARU are looking to strengthen Argentinian rugby and based on this they don’t regard these players as “foreign” players.

Typically SARU kept quiet and hoped the issue will fix itself while the Kings “interpreted” the rules the way they want to.

This matter should never have reached this point and wouldn’t have if SARU got their heads out of the sand.

Update: Watson: Pumas are not ‘foreigners’

Watson said: “In the process leading up to the signing of foreign players last year, we were led to believe and even encouraged to sign Argentinean players – who currently participate in the Vodacom Cup as the Pampas – with the understanding that they would not be considered as foreign players, in the same way as Daniel Adongo, who is from Kenya, is not considered a foreign player.
Watson: Pumas are not ‘foreigners’

 

9 responses to The Kings in trouble?

  1. According to Rugby 365:

    Kings back down in foreign stand-off
    At a brief press conference held at the airport, Watson confirmed that the Kings would be recalling Argentinean loose forward Tomas Leonardi and French hooker Virgile Lacombe from the touring squad.

    Hooker Edgar Marutlulle and loose forward Devin Oosthuizen will replace them.
    http://www.rugby365.com/article/52750-kings-back-down-in-foreign-stand-off

  2. SANZAR has ruled out the Kings suspension according to Sharksworld although nobody really expected that anyway.

    Regarding either suspension or docking of competition log points, Peters has confirmed that neither will happen, since only SANZAR can impose a sanction that affects “the competition as a whole”. SARU can thus not act unilaterally against the Kings in any way that will affect competition participation or log standings.

    http://www.sharksworld.co.za/2013/03/20/sanzar-rules-out-kings-suspension/

  3. It seems to become a South African culture. Just look at the Tukkies issue as well. Teams not following the specified rules, like TUKS and Kings, should get log-points (at least) deducted, but I would love to have them suspended/banned for several matches to really send a message.

  4. Typical, S.A. rubgy looking like a bunch of twats, which they are! Too scared of the Kings steam train, fuelled by the media & hype!

    Don’t they even know their own rule book? Why take so long for action? This country & it’s politics makes me sick! On you go, give them a wee smack on the hand for blatent disregard for the rules, but hey, welcome to South Africaaaaaaaaaaaa! Pathetic.

  5. it’s clear that the real party to blame is the exco. they were complacent and their complacency and procrastination and failure to have a backbone in the sanzar negotiations has resulted in a compromise. the one thing i know is when you compromise once you are then forced to make concession after concession and after a while it becomes costly.

  6. Soos ons in afrikaans se: SARU het n lat vir sy eie gat gepluk. They allowed politics to rule in the entire queens saga, and now they sit with their own problem child. They’re basically trying to sugercoat a piece of shit now.
    To me, any non South African resident is a foreigner. Saying that any other africans and now even south americans are locals too is a joke.
    You know, I have a solution to this whole big debacle. Bring the Lions back into super rugby, then you let each of the SA franchises play 1 “home” game in PE. because lets face it, the current queens super rugby squad is not doing ANYTHING for their local rugby talent. They are watching a mix bag of foreigners and players bought from other franchises. So they can just as well go watch the bulls vs brumbies play

  7. Well it seems the Twatsons would make terrible immigration officials… first it was the whole of Africa that wasn’t foreign now it seems to include parts of South America.

  8. Watson: Pumas are not ‘foreigners’

    Watson said: “In the process leading up to the signing of foreign players last year, we were led to believe and even encouraged to sign Argentinean players – who currently participate in the Vodacom Cup as the Pampas – with the understanding that they would not be considered as foreign players, in the same way as Daniel Adongo, who is from Kenya, is not considered a foreign player.
    Watson: Pumas are not ‘foreigners’

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