Bakkies decision deferred
17 May 2010
Bakkies Botha will have to wait until Tuesday to learn his Super 14 fate.
Botha was expected to receive a two-match ban on Monday, a suspension that would see him missing Saturday’s semi-final against the Crusaders and a possible final. He attended a disciplinary hearing on Monday that lasted for four hours but the Judicial Officer, Peter Ingwersen, will only give his verdict in the matter on Tuesday.
The Springbok lock was cited following Saturday’s match between the Bulls and Stormers for ‘dangerously and recklessly entering a ruck without using his arms or grasping a player’. Botha made contact with Stormers right wing Gio Aplon in the second minute of the match and Aplon required treatment on the field as a result.