Jonathan Mokuena
3 minute read
19 Mar 2022
7:34 am

Officials must react quicker than they did for ‘knocked out’ Specman

Jonathan Mokuena

Fortunately for Specman he wasn’t badly concussed and didn’t suffer any other problems, but what if it had been worse?

Cheetahs wing Rosko Specman was left stranded after being knocked unconscious in a Currie Cup match this week. Picture: Gallo Images

For a sport that claims to put safety at the forefront of everything, it is unbelievable that the match officials failed to see how badly out of it Rosko Specman was on Wednesday night after being “knocked out” in a Currie Cup game. The Cheetahs winger was left unconscious after being run into by opposite number Angelo Davids of Western Province in Bloemfontein. This is something that happens from time to time in a contact sport like rugby and is accepted as such, but my concern is that the officials never reacted quicker to the incident. Play was allowed to...