Locks cop the flak in Round 10

Sun, 20 Apr 2014 14:54
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Super Rugby's Round 10 has seen four locks pinged for dangerous play - Michael Rhodes, Flip van der Merwe, Michael Fitzgeald and Dominic Bird.

Round 10 has seen four locks being pinged for dangerous play over the weekend - Michael Rhodes, Flip van der Merwe, Michael Fitzgeald and Dominic Bird have all been cited.
 
Dominic Bird and Michael Fitzgerald have both pleaded guilty to dangerous tackles during the Crusaders versus Chiefs game in Hamilton and copped one-week suspensions.
 
Crusaders lock Bird offered a guilty plea for his shoulder charge on Chiefs No.8 Liam Squire in the first half of their 18-17 win on Saturday.
 
In a similar incident two minutes later, Fitzgerald struck Crusaders No.8 Kieran Read with a high tackle.
 
Squire and Read were both forced to leave the field and didn't return after failing concussion tests.
 
South African judicial officer Jannie Lubbe said a one-week ban was sufficient penalty for both players as their offences had mitigating circumstances and were at the low end of the scale.
 
The suspension will have no impact on Bird as the Crusaders have a bye next week.
 
However, the Chiefs must plan to play without Fitzgerald against the Brumbies in Canberra on Friday.
 
The pair were among four locks charged following games over the weekend.
 
Stormers lock Michael Rhodes was issued with an off-field yellow card for his lifting tackle charge - following his team's 18-3 win over the Lions in Cape Town.
 

Bulls captain Flip van der Merwe was charged for striking Waratahs prop Paddy Ryan late in their 12-19 loss in Sydney.

He is still to hear their fate.

 

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Mon, 08 February 2016
UP-Tuks v NWU-Pukke 14h45 Pretoria
UWC v UKZN-Impi 16h30 Cape Town
Maties v CUT-Ixias 16h30 Stellenbosch
UJ v NMMU-Madibaz 16h30 Johannesburg
Wits v TUT 16h30 Johannesburg
UCT-Ikeys v Shimlas 17h00 Cape Town
Fri, 12 February 2016
Treviso v Cardiff Blues 22h00 Stadio Comunale di Monigo
Leinster v Zebre 22h00 RDS Arena
Sat, 13 February 2016
France v Ireland 14h25 Paris
Sale Sharks v Exeter Chiefs 14h30 AJ Bell Stadium
Gloucester v Harlequins 15h00 Kingsholm
Northampton Saints v London Irish 15h00 Franklin's Gardens
Worcester Warriors v Bath 15h00 Sixways
Saracens v Wasps 15h00 Allianz Park
Wales v Scotland 16h50 Cardiff
Sun, 14 February 2016
Italy v England 14h00 Rome
Newcastle Falcons v Leicester Tigers 16h00 Kingston Park
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Mon, 08 February 2016
UP-Tuks v NWU-Pukke 15 | 38
Sun, 07 February 2016
Ireland v Wales 16 | 16
Exeter Chiefs v Saracens 11 | 14
London Irish v Worcester Warriors 20 | 13
Sat, 06 February 2016
Scotland v England 9 | 15
Leicester Tigers v Sale Sharks 3 | 10
France v Italy 23 | 21
Harlequins v Northampton Saints 23 | 27
Wasps v Newcastle Falcons 9 | 8
Fri, 05 February 2016
Bath v Gloucester 11 | 15
Ulster v Dragons 17 | 15
Mon, 01 February 2016
Fort Hare v UWC 8 | 15
UKZN-Impi v Wits 26 | 18
Sun, 31 January 2016
Newcastle Falcons v Harlequins 26 | 19
Worcester Warriors v Exeter Chiefs 15 | 30
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