Sedru gives clubs ultimatum over referee abuse

Sedru gives clubs ultimatum over referee abuse


Clubs playing under the South Eastern Districts Rugby sub-union (Sedru) banner have been given a stern warning to get their act together or have the league suspended altogether, following the ongoing abuse of referees.

This follows a Sedru general council meeting on Tuesday May 23 with representatives of all 1st division clubs that sought to address incidents of referee abuse.

The latest incident occurred on Saturday May 2src when referee Nqaba Lamani was on the receiving end of constant abuse from spectators attending the “cross-border” derby between Kowie United and Makhanda’s Swallows at Port Alfred’s Station Hill Grounds.

Lamani confirmed after the match that he would be taking action against the culprits.

The chaotic scenes that prevailed during and after the match prompted Sedru officials to suspend 1st division fixtures. They however lifted the suspension after the “cordial meeting” with clubs on Tuesday.

“We can’t go on like this,” Sedru vice-chairman Deon Hilpert said.

Hilpert confirmed the abuse of referees had topped the meeting agenda.

“We have ordered home clubs to make

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