Disciplinary hearing: Ivan van Zyl
Ivan van Zyl appeared before an online independent disciplinary panel last night (Wednesday 8 September 2021).
He was sent off by referee Frank Murphy in the 51st minute of the match between Ulster Rugby and Saracens on Friday 3 September 2021. This was for tackling the jumper in the air, contrary to World Rugby Law 9.17.
van Zyl accepted the charge and was given a four match suspension by the independent disciplinary panel comprising Jeremy Summers (chair) with Becky Essex and Tony Wheat. He is free to play again on 5 October 2021.
Ivan van Zyl will miss the following matches:
- Thursday 9 September: Saracens v Ulster Rugby (friendly)
- Friday 9 September: Gallagher Premiership Rugby, Bristol Bears v Saracens
- Friday 24 September Saracens v Ealing Trailfinders (friendly )
- Saturday 2 October Gallagher Premiership Rugby, Leicester Tigers v Saracens