Muller shows sympathy for Burger




Sharks captain Johann Muller showed signs of compassion for his Springbok teammate and Stormers flank Schalk Burger after the latter had been sent to the sin bin for an infringement in which he himself had been involved.

Muller said it was “most unfortunate for him under the circumstances.”

Muller said that he and a fellow Stormers forward had been engaged in an exchange of sorts when Burger, a most sensitive player according to Stormers coach Rassie Erasmus, became illegally embroiled from the side.

“While there was nothing serious in it and no threat of injury, Schalk was unlucky to have been called by the touch judge.

As the rules stand, however, the referee was right to have taken a yellow card out of his pocket for what was essentially a harmless affair.”

Obviously, Muller did not see the signs of dissent from Burger as he left the field to serve his 10 minutes of banishment and even if he had, he would surely have felt even more sorry for his Springbok compatriot who had been one of the stalwarts of the Stormers’ magnificent forward struggle.

It was one of those things and now one must await further judgement.

Sapa –

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