Stormers van Straaten cleared of foul play
April 3, 2000
South African Stormers flyhalf Braam van Straaten has been cleared of foul play in Sunday's Super 12 clash with the Chiefs, after facing a New Zealand Rugby Union judicial hearing on Monday.
Van Straaten, who scored 13 points with the boot in the Stormers's 28-25 victory in Pukekohe, was involved in a fight with Chiefs' loose forward Koula Tukino midway through the first half.
Van Straaten was cited after the game while Tukino was sinbinned for throwing a punch.
While Tukino was off the field, the Stormers scored 10 points - including three for van Straaten from the resulting penalty.