Bok Women to appeal Williams suspension
August 04, 2014
The Springbok Women on Monday announced that they would appeal against the 16-week suspension handed to captain Mandisa Williams for allegedly striking and making contact with an Australian player’s eye in the team's opening Women's Rugby World Cup clash last Friday.

Williams was cited on Saturday and appeared before a disciplinary committee at the French Rugby Federation in Marcoussis on Sunday. The judgement was announced on Monday.

The player was alleged to have contravened law 10.4 (m) and 10.4 (a) which states that a player should not strike an opponent nor act contrary to good sportsmanship.

This followed an incident in the 39th minute of the team’s Rugby World Cup clash against Australia in which she pushed Australian lock Alisha Hewett and her hands were alleged to have made contact with the eye area of the opposition player, after which she was alleged to have struck Hewett.

Should the suspension be upheld following the appeal, it would effectively mean that Williams will be ruled out of rugby for the remainder of the team's Rugby World Cup campaign, as well as the SARU Women's Interprovincial semifinal and final which is scheduled to take place in September.

The Springbok Women will face hosts France in their second World Cup pool match on Tuesday and Wales in their final pool match on Saturday, August 5.

Inter Provincial Women A
Saturday, August 01 2015
15:00 - EP vs KZN
NMMU Missionvale Campus, PE
Inter Provincial Women B
15:00 - Valke vs Golden Lions
Isak Steyl Stadium
SA Schools 2015
Friday, August 07 2015
12:00 - South Africa U18 A vs Italy U18
City Park Stadium, Cape Town
14:00 - England U18 vs France U18
City Park Stadium, Cape Town
Absa Currie Cup Premier Division
15:30 - ORC Griquas vs DHL Western Province
Griqua Park, Kimberley
SA Schools 2015
16:00 - South Africa U18 vs Wales U18
City Park Stadium, Cape Town
Absa Currie Cup Premier Division
18:00 - Steval Pumas vs Cell C Sharks
Mbombela Stadium, Nelspruit
Absa Under 19 Competition
Saturday, August 08 2015
00:00 - Leopards U19 vs Western Province U19
Profert Olen Park, Potch
00:00 - Eastern Province U19 vs Golden Lions U19
Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium, PE
00:00 - Free State U19 vs Blue Bulls U19
Free State Stadium, Bloemfontein

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