During the match between Middelburg HTS and Nelspruit Hoërskool, the incident as shown in the video above happened. A player of Middelburg HTS drops his shoulder and shoulders the referee from behind. Afterwards apologising to the referee. This behaviour has no place in any rugby and Ruggas.co.za would never approve of such behaviour no matter the circumstances. This boy if found guilty must be banned for a lengthy time from all rugby at any level.
Unfortunately, Mr Coenie Nolte coach of Middelburg HTS refused to speak to me after two SMS's was sent to his phone requesting to speak to him in order to get all the facts and Middelburg HTS's view regarding the incident. We can only identify the boy as the hooker of Middelburg HTS and according to our information, this boy is also still in the running for selection to the Craven Week team of the Pumas.
I did manage to speak to Mr Phillip Steyn the secretary of the Mpumalanga High School Rugby Association that confirmed that the player was due to appear at a disciplinary hearing on Friday afternoon. I did request to be kept up to date and will follow up on Tuesday next week.