Aussie 'Big Dog' faces DC for biting

Mon, 02 Sep 2013 11:27
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Griquas' Australian import, lock Rory Arnold, will face a disciplinary hearing after he allegedly bit an opponent at the weekend.

Griquas' Australian import, lock Rory Arnold, will face a disciplinary hearing after he allegedly bit an opponent at the weekend.

Arnold, who has the unfortunate nickname of 'Big Dog', will appear before a South African Rugby Union hearing in Cape Town on Tuesday, September 3.

The player, who hails from the Gold Coast Breakers club that competes in the Queensland Premier competition, received a red card in the 63rd minute of Griquas' 20-40 loss to the Free State Cheetahs at the weekend.

He has been charged with allegedly biting an opposition player, therefor transgressing law 10.4 (m).

Peter Ingwersen has been appointed as the judicial officer.  

Arnold, who scored his team's second try, stands accused of making a snack out of Cheetahs replacement Ethienne Reynecke.

The latter complained to referee Craig Joubert, who in turn referred the matter to TMO Gerrie Coetzee. Coetzee confirmed the biting incident and Arnold was sent from the field.

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Fri, 26 August 2016
Golden Lions v Boland 15h00 Johannesburg
Pumas v Griquas 17h10 Kimberley
Sat, 27 August 2016
New Zealand v Australia 07h35 Wellington
EP Kings v Western Province 14h00 Port Elizabeth
Sharks v Blue Bulls 16h10 Durban
Argentina v South Africa 17h40 Salta
RESULT SCORE
Sat, 20 August 2016
South Africa v Argentina 30 | 23
Golden Lions v Griquas 24 | 30
Australia v New Zealand 8 | 42
Fri, 19 August 2016
Blue Bulls v EP Kings 49 | 35
Western Province v Free State Cheetahs 25 | 32
Boland v Sharks 20 | 41
Sat, 13 August 2016
Free State Cheetahs v Blue Bulls 43 | 20
Golden Lions v Pumas 68 | 26
Fri, 12 August 2016
Sharks v Griquas 46 | 24
EP Kings v Boland 10 | 28
Sat, 06 August 2016
Boland v Free State Cheetahs 16 | 44
Hurricanes v Lions 20 | 3
Fri, 05 August 2016
Pumas v Sharks 10 | 33
Blue Bulls v Western Province 45 | 26
Sat, 30 July 2016
Lions v Highlanders 42 | 30
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Team P W D L Pts
Sharks 3 3 0 0 15
Free State Cheetahs 3 3 0 0 14
Blue Bulls 3 2 0 1 10
Golden Lions 2 1 0 1 7
Boland 3 1 0 2 6
Griquas 2 1 0 1 4
Western Province 2 0 0 2 2
EP Kings 2 0 0 2 1
Pumas 2 0 0 2 1