Greeff and Sykes cited

Date published: August 25 2015

Griquas number eight Carel Greeff will appear before a SARU disciplinary committee after being cited for a dangerous tackle against the Cheetahs.

The Wednesday hearing comes after their fixture in Kimberley last Friday.

Greeff was cited for allegedly contravening law 10.4 (f) and law 10.4 (j) by tackling the Free State Cheetahs centre Rayno Benjamin in the 73rd without the ball and lifting the player from the ground and dropping or driving him into the ground whilst the player's feet were off the ground.

Advocate Robert Stelzner has been appointed as Judicial Officer. The hearing will take place on Wednesday, 25 August 2015 at 14h00 via teleconference.

Eastern Province Kings lock and captain Steven Sykes will also face a disciplinary hearing on Wednesday.

Sykes received two yellow cards in the Currie Cup Premier Division clash against the Pumas last Friday in Port Elizabeth. He was yellow carded in the 35th minute of the first half for charging into a ruck and tackling a Pumas player dangerously above the shoulders (law 10.4 – h). He was also issued with an off-field yellow card for contravening law 10.4 (a), by allegedly pushing his elbow into the face of an opponent.

Advocate Stelzner has been appointed as Judicial Officer and this hearing will take place on Wednesday at 15:30 local time via teleconference.