Rugby players suspended
By Bernie Wijesekera
Three players from the Army SC, CH&FC and Old Zahirians SC were suspended from playing two matches each due to 'RED CARDS' shown on them for dangerous play during the Caltex 'A' Division Rugby League tournament.

The Disciplinary Committee of the Rugby Union S. Sivendran (Chairman), Quentin Israel and Ajith Abeyratne met and inquired into the reports submitted to them and took stern action against the errant players.

In the CR&FC Vs Army SC match played on 16th July at Army grounds referee Anil Jayasinghe issued a red card and ordered off Army flanker H. Karunarathne for striking a player. He was suspended from playing in two matches.

In the match CR&FC Vs CH&FC played on 24th July at Maitland Crescent CH Fijian centre Jim Bolaboro was shown a red card and ordered off the field for repeated dangerous play by referee Anura Jayasekara. He was suspended for two games.

Navy Vs Old Zahirians on 25th July at Havelock Park referee D. Nimal, issued a red card and ordered off Old Zahirians Fijian player, Timosie Vuniyawa for dangerous play. He too was suspended from playing two matches.

Disciplinary Committee requested that the Navy coach, Anil Ramanathan should not be permitted to sit on the players bench in future as the match Commissioner Marco Silva has reported that he was abusing the touch judges and misconducting himself. Earlier too he had been reported for this type of behaviour.

Banned from rugby
The Police Griffins Vs Air Force Chipmunks played on 03rd July at Ratmalana (Air Force grounds) where the Air Force reserves invaded the field and attacked the Police players, an inquiry was held. Air Vice Marshal Channa Gunaratne who was present at the inquiry informed that disciplinary action has been taken against all three Airmen and they have been banned from Air Force rugby in the future. Disciplinary Committee commended the action of AVM Channa Gunaratne, Chairman Air Force rugby for taking prompt action.


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