Samoa’s James So’oialo cited “for not releasing the ball”

Adriaan Strauss Suddenly swings wildly and then burst from the ruc chasing after a player. Obscenities spewing from his mouth. Normally a rather calm and collected player it meant something serious had happened.

And in deed it was a serious incident that sparked his outburst of rage. James So’oialo yesterday gave new meaning to “playing the ball on the ground; not releasing; holding on; coming in from the wrongside”. As the TMO had put it: ” Blue 15 has grabbed 2 green in an indecent manner. So’oialo grabbed Strauss by the short and curleys. For that his team was penalised.

So’oailo has been cited and and will face a judical hearing on Sunday at 9 am. Alongside him will be winger, Alesana Tuilagi. Tuilagi will appear for the dangerous tackle on Jean de Villiers, an offence he received a red card for. Maybe the on field punsihment for the two incidents in question should have been reversed.

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I totally love sport. Rugby, cricket and soccer, but my first love will always be rugby. Other than sport I write my own poems and other interestings articles. I also love cooking. A man of many talents. When it come to Cricket I'm a Cape Cobras, Kolkata Knight Riders and Proteas supporter. Soccer there is only one team and that is Man United and Germany internationally. Other than that I'm a loving father and husband.

Posted on June 23, 2013, in Springbok Rugby and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

    • Thanks mate. Wonder what huis punishment is going to be? Should at least get a 6 week ban. I mean it wasn’t even a of the ball incident.

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