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Jebb Sinclair and Tyrone Holmes both red carded for punching Sharks

Jebb Sinclair and Tyrone Holmes both red carded for punching Sharks
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Canadian Jebb Sinclair has been cleared for his punch on Jean Deysel on the weekend. Both he and Tyrone Holmes were red carded for seperate incidents, however Holmes has been suspended. Western Province ended the game with just 12 players.

In scenes that were reminiscent of the 1995 Rugby World Cup semi final between South Africa and France, Kingspark in Durban looked more like the aptly named sharktank than a rugby field. Conditions were awful with huge puddles all over the place, but the game went on.

Despite the high scoring nature of the match – the Sharks won 43-27 – it was tough and physical up front, with things boiling over in the second half as Sinclair and Deysel got into a tangle.

The Canadian RWC representive dropped Deysel with one well placed punch, but received his marching orders for it. Deysel was viewed to have provoked Sinclair, so he was sin-binned.

Not too long after that Tyrone Holmes also lost his cool, swinging a punch at veteran loosie Jaques Botes, who made sure the touch judge saw what happened. Holmes also received a red card.

Both players attended a disciplinary hearing earlier this week, where Sinclair was let off due to mitigating circumstances (the ‘severe provocation’), and Holmes received a one match ban for his punch. He was also seen to have been provoked, but not in the same attacking way.

“Sinclair was severely provoked in that he was struck five times by his opponent with an open hand before he retaliated,” explained judicial officer Peter Ingwersen. “Holmes was severely provoked but he was never subjected to a physical attack, as in the case of Sinclair,” he added.

Both were considered low-end offences, and the mitigating factors are what resulted in two weeks being dropped to zero, and to one week, respectively.

A yellow card for a late charge resulted in Western Province ending the game with just 12 players. 

14 Comments

  • guy
    10:21 AM 22/09/2012

    Not only that: the player on the floor is OF is feet and therefore technically not allowed to take part in play. If Grewcock had not stamped him it should have been a penalty to Bath...which they never would have gotten off course. So I can imagine his frustration.

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  • cheyanqui
    12:22 AM 22/09/2012

    For me, the classic of these is the Alessandro Troncon punch on Peter Stringer. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U5XgSYdYgGc [Forgive the biased Irish commentators] Granted, there is no excuse for these retaliatory punches. However, it does the game a terrible disservice when the referees and citing commissioners actually do nothing to the original player. Perhaps if those players got the equivalent of an "administrative yellow" card on their record, it would deter them from doing the niggly stuff. No comparison to a punch, but it seems really one-eyed to say you want to clean up the game, but leave the niggle that creates the flashpoints.

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  • pretzel
    10:03 PM 21/09/2012

    Sorry, I was supposed to follow up that link with my defence for DG, it is right on the try line, he is a defending player, so as I say high intensity situation, and an attacking player is holding on to you. In situations like that, you may be the last line of defence!

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  • pretzel
    10:02 PM 21/09/2012

    What do the officials really expect? High intensity situations, real close opportunities, some dick tugs on your shirt or body parts you're bound to get a little frustrated. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wHnnZkho5TM

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  • pretzel
    6:46 PM 21/09/2012

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aeWehP9Uijc http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PqIiCq2U2cI http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AoXODtf1EVs - Compilation http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y40Jidl0Hj8 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gfmpvNAUH7Q Need more?

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  • rugbydump
    7:44 AM 21/09/2012

    Classic

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  • pretzel
    1:38 AM 21/09/2012

    You are terrible!!! When I have children I want to introduce them to rugby, I am hoping it will be gentle and kind, in fact, I hope by the time I have kids it will be virtual and there will be no temperature extremes, no mud, no rain, no pumping blood, and DEFINITELY NO CONTACT! I want them to be strapped into racing type chairs and then covered in cotton wool, and handed a controller in order to play rugby. I want it to be carefully monitored by the governing bodies so that thumb strain does not occur from controller use!!!!

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  • pretzel
    12:24 AM 21/09/2012

    Hmm this is a tough one, back in the day, (yeh like 5-7 years ago...) I'd have relished in the thought of watching a punch up video on RD. They were always so..."French"... Nowadays we get this... AND a RED card... But then it's not 2003,04,05,06 etc... it's 2012, and this is the world we live in, where red cards are given for fairly innocuous looking punches (yeh I know, I didn't meet and greet those knuckles with my jaw), or no cards are given at all... So what to do? Be behind the times and one of those "old men" harping on about the good old days (at the ripe old age of 24) or jump on the "new rugby" bandwagon where a punch is a red card and thats only on the presumption it actually gets seen properly... As for the yellow card for the "charge down late" incident, seems like bollocks in my opinion.... but meh...

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  • cheyanqui
    6:12 PM 20/09/2012

    Ask Joe Pesci -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9v4CFjrjBxc

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  • cheyanqui
    6:11 PM 20/09/2012

    On its own, I would say the yellow was harsh. However, keep in mind that the referee has to manage what was already a nasty match, and has already given two reds to WP, and a yellow to the Sharks. He probably warned the captains that players needed to cool off and not be reckless.

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  • stroudos
    5:09 PM 20/09/2012

    @Deelman - good theories! Haven't met that many Canadians but had a couple of Canadian mates at University - two of the nicest blokes you could ever meet but every time we went out one or both of them seemed to get in a fight. It was almost surreal because you'd be sat there calmly having a drink, one would go to the bogs and come back with bruised knuckles (not usually too much damage to their own faces!) - two minutes later it was as if nothing out of the ordinary had even happened.

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  • katman
    2:02 PM 20/09/2012

    Deysel's decision to sit down was very much out of his hands, but he easily beat the count. I think he was up on 2.

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  • bokskick
    1:56 PM 20/09/2012

    Throwing knuckles is a skill most Canadians have. It comes mainly from the (ice) hockey culture where scrapping is allowed. Speaking of hockey, it may be time to intorduce and instigator rule. It's clear that the Sharkies were fishing for cards y provoking players. I realize the impetus should be on WP to keep calm but there comes a point... as for the last yellow - completely laughable.

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  • katman
    1:26 PM 20/09/2012

    I'm not condoning violence... but that was a sweetly struck shot by Jab Sinclair.

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