Bok fined and banned; signed for two clubs
DISCIPLINARY UPDATE: Springbok centre Rohan Janse van Rensburg has been fined and slapped with a ban for signing with two clubs.
Janse van Rensburg, currently with Sale Sharks, and his agent Matthew Ginvert appeared before a disciplinary panel – comprising James Dingemans (Chairman), Tim Ward and Gareth Graham.
Van Rensburg was charged with conduct prejudicial to the interests of the game contrary to RFU Rule 5.12 – after signing contracts with two Premiership clubs – Gloucester and Sale Sharks.
Sale Sharks were charged with breaches of RFU Regulation 7.5 (approaches to players) and Ginvert was charged with breaching RFU Regulation 8.5.2 (Registered agents must at all times observe the highest standards of fair dealing).
The club, Van Rensburg and Ginvert accepted the charges.
Janse van Rensburg was given a two week suspension, the dates of which will be confirmed when more details of the playing calendar are available.
He was also fined £32,500, of which £25,000 shall be paid on by the RFU to Gloucester to reflect an advance of monies paid by Gloucester to Van Rensburg which has not been repaid.
Sale Sharks were given a points deduction of five points suspended for two forthcoming seasons on terms that Sale does not act in breach of RFU Regulation 7 during that time and a fine of £20,000.
The panel did not order compensation to be paid to Gloucester.
Ginvert received a reprimand, a fine of £3,750 and was directed to undertake the agent’s education programme.