Disciplinary Decision - Johan Goosen

Disciplinary Decision - Johan Goosen

The Disciplinary process related to Johan Goosen Red Card in the BKT United Rugby Championship Round 14 game against Munster on Saturday, April 20 has resulted in an three game suspension.

After an act of foul play by Vodacom Bulls player No.10 (Johan Goosen), referee Adam Jones showed the Player a Red Card in the 53rd minute of the game under Law 9.13 – A player must not tackle an opponent early, late or dangerously. Dangerous tackling includes, but is not limited to, tackling or attempting to tackle an opponent above the line of the shoulders even if the tackle starts below the line of the shoulders.

In the Player’s responses to the Judicial Officer overseeing the disciplinary process (Sheriff Kathrine Mackie, Scotland), he had accepted that he had committed an act of foul play which warranted a Red Card. Sheriff Mackie found that the incident met the Red Card threshold, with entry of mid-range warranting six weeks. The Player received three weeks (50%) mitigation due to his good record and apology to the player which results in a three game suspension.

Should the Player complete the World Rugby Coaching Intervention Programme then the sanction will be reduced by one week.

Fixtures Johan Goosen is unavailable for:

Vodacom Bulls v Ospreys, 27 April 2024, BKT URC

Vodacom Bulls v Glasgow Warriors, 11 May 2024, BKT URC

Vodacom Bulls v Benetton, 18 May 2024, BKT URC

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