Thu 9 Sep 2021 | 04:46

Bok scrumhalf gets four-game ban

Bok scrumhalf gets four-game ban
Thu 9 Sep 2021 | 04:46
Bok scrumhalf gets four-game ban
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NEWS: Saracens’ new scrumhalf Ivan van Zyl will miss the start of the 2021/2022 Premiership season.

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The Springbok appeared before an online independent disciplinary panel for foul play during a pre-season friendly.

He was sent off by referee Frank Murphy in the 51st minute of the match between Ulster and Saracens on Friday, September 3 in Belfast. This was for tackling the jumper in the air, contrary to World Rugby Law 9.17.

Saracens won the match 45-21.

Van Zyl accepted the charge and was given a four-match suspension by the independent disciplinary panel comprising Jeremy Summers (chair) with Becky Essex and Tony Wheat.

Ivan van Zyl hearing

He is free to play again on October 5.

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He will not be involved in Saracens’ second friendly against Ulster on Thursday.

The 26-year-old will then miss Saracens’ first two Premiership matches against Bristol Bears and Leicester Tigers.

He will also miss a friendly against Ealing Trailfinders.

The full judgement can be found here: bit.ly/3yXSVoj

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