Some of my mates are hard core League fans…they will be sniggering about this.
NSW Waratahs forward Jacques Potgieter has apologised for the “offhand” homophobic slur that has resulted in a $20,000 fine from the Australian Rugby Union (ARU).
NSW’s marquee international copped the penalty – with $10,000 suspended – following allegations by Brumbies flanker and ex-Wallabies captain David Pocock during the Waratahs’ 23-18 Super Rugby win on Sunday.
The South African back-rower was referred to the ARU Integrity Unit by a SANZAR preliminary investigation into the case on Monday.
It is believed the Brumbies reported two incidents to SANZAR, alleging the word “f–t” was used to sledge two ACT players in the second half.
Potgieter admitted to making the comments. Read more »