Stormers fined for misconduct

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Stormers_Waratahs Getty Images The Stormers have been fined more than R230 000 after admitting to using insulting language to match officials and bringing the game into disrepute.

Wellington, New Zealand - The Stormers have been fined $25 000 (about R231 000) after admitting charges stemming from a Super Rugby match on April 26 of using insulting language to match officials and bringing the game into disrepute.

The Stormers admitted that during a match against the Hurricanes at Palmerston North some squad members were abusive to officials and that their behaviour breached the Code of Conduct of governing body Sanzar. They apologised to the referees and to touch judge Sheldon Eden-Whaitiri in particular.

The Stormers were fined $15 000 (about R138 800) on the charge of using insulting language and $10 000 (about R92 500) for bringing the game into disrepute.

The hearing, before judicial officer Terry Willis of Australia, was concluded Wednesday after previously being adjourned while the Stormers sought legal advice.

Sapa-AP



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