Stick hearing delayed as more footage sought

EASTERN Province Kings fullback Mzwandile Stick will have to wait a little longer before his fate is decided following the red card given to him by referee Francois Groenewald in the ill-disciplined Vodacom Cup match against the Golden Lions at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium at the weekend.
Stick was set to appear before the SA Rugby Union disciplinary committee in Cape Town yesterday, but the hearing was postponed.
It is alleged that Saru was not satisfied with the video-footage evidence of the incident involving the fullback, and that the rugby governing body demanded footage of the entire match, stating that the Lions had lodged further citings on other Kings players.
It is not yet known when the captain will know his fate. Of the incident, Kings coach Alan Solomons said: “I cannot say anything at this stage, as the matter is still sub judice.”
Meanwhile, Stick will be rested this weekend for the Kings clash against the Blue Bulls at Loftus Versveld on Saturday at 3.30pm, and centre Wayne Stevens, who returns from injury, will captain the side. “It has been frustrating not being able to play. It’s great to be back,” Stevens said.
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