It is also a matter of significance that the SANZAR
rules allow consideration be given to the importance of games to be played during the Super Rugby finals series and as such, this has been taken into account as a mitigating circumstance.
The IRB recognises the substantial strategic financial and operational commitment that the SANZAR
Unions are making to assist Argentina's inclusion and we will continue to work in close collaboration with all stakeholders to ensure a sustainable financial platform to make Argentina's transition as smooth as possible.
nations are concerned because they are seeing players leave their own country at the peak of their powers.
He added that such disciplinary recourse was necessary to act as a deterrent to players," a SANZAR
McCaw believes the southern hemisphere have benefited from the experimental sanctions law being used in the SANZAR
competitions, which sees most penalties replaced by a free-kick.
attacking in the tackle, something that SANZAR
teams are unused to.
This was the first Super Rugby match to be staged outside of the SANZAR
Rumours of rifts in the Springbok camp have been rife, while the coach himself narrowly avoided falling foul of SANZAR
for those now infamous comments after his side's second defeat in New Zealand.
The home captain was cited for striking his opponent around the head area in the first-half at Loftus Versfeld on Saturday and had to appear before a SANZAR
hearing earlier today.
That meant ditching the controversial sanctions regulation - where most penalties are replaced by freekicks - which was used in this year's SANZAR
competitions but does not feature in the global trial of experimental law variations (ELVs).
Browne said: "The reality is if we want to achieve everything we aspire to for the national team we need to be winning those games against SANZAR
SOUTH Africa hooker Bismarck du Plessis has been banned for three weeks following a SANZAR
judicial hearing in Dunedin.