Greyling suspended for McCaw strike
Sun, 16 Sep 2012 8:58p.m.
South African replacement prop Dean Greyling has been suspended for two weeks for his strike on All Blacks captain Richie McCaw in Saturday's Test in Dunedin.
Greyling pleaded guilty before the Sanzar judiciary on a charge of striking after he hit McCaw in what All Blacks coach Steve Hansen labelled a "cheap shot" in the 64th minute.
Greyling is suspended from all rugby up to and including September 30, meaning he will miss the Springboks' game against the Wallabies in Pretoria that day.
He will however be available for selection for their return clash with the All Blacks, and McCaw, in Johannesburg the following week.
Greyling was found guilty by judiciary officer Paul Tully of recklessly using his forearm in a dangerous way while cleaning out a ruck, making contact in a dangerous way with McCaw's head.
"Although there was no injury complained of, the action had potential to cause serious injury," Mr Tully said.
Greyling was given a yellow card after the incident.
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19/09/2012 10:05:30 a.m.
Hmmmm,it would have been interesting to see Brad Thorn's reaction if he was still playing and was by Ritchie at the time it happened,a article in The Press has a statement that we are lacking a hardman at the moment,which any team needs,need a Jerry Collins(without the bleached hair!!)Robin Brooke even Ali Williams,someone to front up and back up the captain.
18/09/2012 7:13:43 a.m.
Two weeks is way not enough - Greyling should be suspended for the rest of the competition. His actions is not what people want to watch in the game of rugby and its unacceptable.
17/09/2012 3:15:07 p.m.
Ian Huggins wrote:
Deserved it, although after his form in Dunedin, I bet the AB's would like him to play...give them more penalties and spend time sitting on the naughty boy's chair....
16/09/2012 11:15:14 p.m.
typical yape cant handle the pace so resorts to cheap shots reminds me what happened to sean fitzpatrick years ago dump yapes
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