27 Mar 2015

Steyn appeal decision delayed

11:52 am on 27 March 2015

The SANZAR appeal against the Francois Steyn judicial outcome won't be heard until next week.

The Sharks Francois Steyn.

The Sharks Francois Steyn. Photo: PHOTOSPORT

On Thursday SANZAR lodged an appeal against the outcome of the judicial hearing which found the Sharks midfielder not guilty of a tip tackle.

Steyn was shown a red card for his tackle on Chiefs first-five Aaron Cruden in last weekend's Super Rugby clash at Kings Park.

The first hearing rescinded his red card.

The appeal was originally set down for Friday night.

A preliminary hearing was held overnight and the appeals committee has decided because of the unavailability of all parties to proceed on the provisional date of the hearing, a new time has been set for next Tuesday.

The Chiefs play the Cheetahs in Hamilton on Saturday night, while the Sharks host the Western Force on Sunday morning.