Hoeata and Dixon face the music

Mon, 19 Aug 2013 09:44

Taranaki lock Jarrad Hoeata and Southland No.8 Elliot Dixon will front judicial hearings on separate charges of foul play following their NPC matches over the weekend.
Hoeata has been cited under rugby law 10.4 (e) for a dangerous tackle and 10.4 (a) for striking a player after an alleged swinging arm tackle on a Canterbury player 12 minutes into the first half of their clash with Taranakiin Christchurch on Friday. Canterbury won the match 30–6.
Southland Stag Elliot Dixon has been cited under law 10.4 (e) for an alleged dangerous tackle on a Tasman player just three minutes from full time in their match at Invercargill’s Rugby Park on Saturday. Tasman won the match 25–15.

Both players will face a judicial hearing by video-conference on Tuesday with Roger Drummond as the Judicial Officer
Meanwhile, off-field yellow cards were issued to Hoeata for a separate dangerous tackle under law 10.4 (e) and 10.4 (m), and to Tasman halfback Mark Swanepoel for a dangerous tackle on a Southland player.