He’s known for having ‘SMASH’ on his forearm, but has now been banned for using it

first_imgWednesday Feb 6, 2019 He’s known for having ‘SMASH’ on his forearm, but has now been banned for using it Harlequins and Namibia forward Renaldo Bothma appeared before an independent disciplinary hearing this evening after he was red carded by referee Wayne Barnes for striking against Saracens in the last round of Premiership Cup rugby.  ADVERTISEMENTBothma, who garnered much attention for having the word SMASH written on his forearm brace at the last Rugby World Cup, was carded and later charged with striking, contrary to Law 9.12.Capped 16 times for Namibia, Bothma lifted his left arm into a ball carry and made contact with the face of the Saracens defender in what was deemed a dangerous carry by Barnes, as well as tonight’s disciplinary committee.The South African born loose forward accepted the charge and was given a four-week suspension by the independent panel. Bothma is free to play again on 12 March 2019.Panel chair Philip Evans QC said: “The player accepted the charge at the earliest opportunity and that he had made contact with the head of the opposition player. The mandatory mid-range entry point was therefore applied.“As a result of the player’s disciplinary record, he was not entitled to full mitigation but was given two weeks credit for his plea, immediate apology on-field and remorse.”In 2017 Bothma was suspended for four weeks for a swinging arm when playing for the Bulls.ADVERTISEMENTYou can see the latest incident briefly in the highlights package below Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Big Hits & Dirty Play Related Articles 25 WEEKS AGO Suspensions handed down after testicle grabbing… 26 WEEKS AGO The ‘double ruffle’ splits opinion with fans… 26 WEEKS AGO WATCH: The nastiest and most brutal moments… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsDoctors Stunned: This Removes Wrinkles Like Crazy! (Try Tonight)Smart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living30+ Everyday Items with a Secret Hidden PurposeNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img

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