Sharks centre cited for dangerous tackle

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Sharks centre Jeremy Ward has been cited for a dangerous tackle during their 37-14 loss to the Bulls in Pretoria on Saturday.

Ward performed a dangerous tackle during the first half of the match on Bulls winger Rosko Specman.

Referee Marius van der Westhuizen thought there was nothing in it and didn’t send it upstairs.

The nature of the tackle, which saw Ward tip Specman over and dropping him dangerously to the ground, had let the player being cited by the match referee.

The 23-year-old now faces suspension once he hears his fate from from SANZAAR.

Player safety is a major concern for match officials and they have no mercy to any player that disobey the rules.

The Port-Elizabeth born Ward scored one of the two Sharks tries straight after half-time.

The Shark centre is in pretty good form and will hope that he does not get suspended.

Meanwhile Springbok and Sharks hooker Chilliboy Ralepelle has reportedly failed a doping test – AGAIN.

It is reported that Ralepelle allegedly failed a random drug test performed in January by the South African Institute for Drug-Free Sport (SAIDS) at Kings Park.

In 2015 Ralepelle was suspended for two years for using an anabolic steroid.

It dated back to an out-of-competition doping control test taken the year before when he was recovering from an operation on an anterior cruciate ligament following a knee injury in France.

The 32-year-old hooker has 25 tests to his name since making his debut in 2006.

If he get’s suspended again it will probable mean the end of his career.

 

Written by Carl Coertzen

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