Schalk Burger found guilty



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A Sanzar judicial committee has found Vodacom Stormers flank Schalk Burger guilty of an act contrary to good sportsmanship.

The committee deferred delivery of sentence until Tuesday, 26 February 2006.

Burger was charged and found guilty of transgressing Law 10.4 (k) after he received a yellow card in the second half (46.50 min.) of the Vodacom Super 14 match between the Stormers and The Sharks in Durban on Saturday.

Burger was identified by Roos as the player who rushed in to become involved in a fracas between forwards of the two sides, and was yellow-carded by referee Kelvin Deaker for his involvement.

As he walked off the field, he continually gesticulated to Roos, implying that the assistant referee should open his eyes.

It was the disrespectful act towards Roos that now has one of South Africa’s favourite rugby sons in trouble, and not his involvement in what was little more than “handbag-swiping” incident between forwards ot the two teams.

Beeld quotes SA Rugby’s chief of referees Andre Watson as saying that he has never seen anything like Burger’s behaviour on a rugby field and that it simply cannot be tolerated.

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