Ruan Dreyer Suspended For Foul Play Against Glasgow Warriors


The Disciplinary process related to Ruan Dreyer's Red Card in the postponed Vodacom United Rugby Championship Round 6 game against Glasgow Warriors on Saturday, February 25 has resulted in a three-week suspension.

After an act of foul play against Glasgow Warriors player No 21 (Thomas Gordon), referee Adam Jones showed the Player a Red Card in the 65th minute of the game under Law 9.12 – A player must not physically or verbally abuse anyone. Physical abuse includes, but is not limited to, biting, punching, contact with the eye or eye area, striking with any part of the arm, shoulder, head or knee(s), stamping, trampling, tripping or kicking.

In the Player’s responses to the Panel overseeing the disciplinary process (Tommy Dalton, Chair (Ireland), Gordon Black (Ireland) & Nigel Williams (Wales)), he had accepted that he had committed an act of foul play which warranted a Red Card. The Panel found that the incident met the Red Card threshold, with entry of mid-range warranting six weeks. The Player received 50% mitigation due to the players exemplary discipline record, no injury to the Glasgow Warriors player and his conduct through the hearing.

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

Fixtures Ruan Dreyer is unavailable for:
Vodacom Bulls v Emirates Lions 4 March 2023, Vodacom URC
Fidelity ADT Lions v DHL Western Province 11 March 2023, Currie Cup
Airlink Puma v Fidelity ADT Lions 17 March 2023, Currie Cup

Ruan Dreyer will be available to play as of midnight on March 19.