13 Jun 2012
Rynhardt Elstadt will miss the Stormers’ next match against the Lions after accumulating three yellow cards.
Elstadt picked up his third yellow card in the most recent Super Rugby clash against the Bulls on 2 June. According to a statement from Sanzar, he has been banned for one match.
In his finding, Judicial Officer Mike Heron considered the circumstances of all three yellow cards, including the respective reports and footage of each incident, and discussed the same with the player and his lawyer Frikkie Erasmus.
It was accepted that the first two incidents were not serious incidents of foul play and his explanations of those were accepted. The last incident (combined with the fact it was the third yellow card) was a matter which required further penalty in the view of Heron.