Wanderers Rugby Club found guilty

14 November 2021 | Sports

The Namibian Rugby Union (NRU) informed the chairperson of Kudus Rugby Klub yesterday (12 November) that the Disciplinary Committee (DC) had found Wanderers Rigby Club guilty of using ineligible players in matches on 16 October.

The matches involved Wanderers I and Western Suburbs I and Wanderers II and Western Suburbs II.

Wanderers Rugby Club were subsequently charged with misconduct and having committed offences in breaching of various Rules and Regulations of the NRU.

The Interim CEO of the NRU Theo Grunewald said in a letter dated 13 November 2021 and addressed to council members that based on the findings and sanctions imposed, the Board has decided the Reserve and Premier League Finals will be played on 20 November irrespective of the outcome of a possible appeal. This decision was unanimously ratified by Council at the Extra-Ordinary General Meeting that was held on 13 November.

The Disciplinary Committee started with proceedings against Wanderers Rugby Club on 27 October.

In a letter issued on 12 November 2021 and signed by Norwin Oosthuizen of the DC Secretariat, it was explained that the involved parties were invited to submit mitigating and aggravating factors and argument for consideration by the disciplinary committee on 10 November. Subsequently the DC issued the sanction on 12 November which reads; “It is therefore our final decision, in terms of sanction, that the respondent forfeit the semi-final matches of the Premier League and Reserve League played on 16 October 2021 and that its opponents be declared the winners of those particular matches.”

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