Slipper cited for spear tackle

Fri, 02 May 2014 13:52
Large james slipper reds h s

James Slipper of the Reds has been cited for foul play during his team's Super Rugby loss to the Blues in Auckland on Friday.

James Slipper of the Reds has been cited for foul play during his team's Super Rugby loss to the Blues in Auckland on Friday.

Slipper is charged with having contravened Law 10.4 (j): Lifting Tackle.

It happened when the Reds prop tackled Blues player Peter Saili long after the ball had been passed, lifted him beyond the horizontal and then drove him into the ground.

The incident, which occurred in the 35th minute of the match won 44-14 by the Blues, resulted in Slipper being yellow carded - after the referee for the match, Nick Briant, reviewed the incident with the TMO.

Upon further review of the match footage, the citing commissioner deemed - in his opinion - the incident had met the red card threshold for foul play.

The citing is to be considered in the first instance by SANZAR judicial officer Adam Casselden.

All SANZAR disciplinary matters are in the first instance referred to a judicial officer hearing, to provide the option of expediting the judicial process.

For a matter to be dispensed with at this hearing, the person appearing must plead guilty and accept the penalty offered by the judicial officer.

Nature of Offence: Law 10.4 (j): Lifting a player from the ground and dropping or driving that player into the ground whilst that player's feet are still off the ground such that the player's head and/or upper body come into contact with the ground is dangerous play.

There are currently no matches being played
Fri, 27 November 2015
Leinster v Ulster 19h35 RDS Arena
Glasgow Warriors v Treviso 19h35 Ascoli Piceno
Edinburgh v Dragons 19h35 BT Murrayfield
Northampton Saints v Gloucester 19h45 Franklin's Gardens
Sat, 28 November 2015
Sale Sharks v Newcastle Falcons 14h30 AJ Bell Stadium
Exeter Chiefs v Harlequins 15h00 Sandy Park
Ospreys v Cardiff Blues 15h00 Liberty Stadium
Saracens v Worcester Warriors 15h15 Twickenham
Munster v Connacht 17h15 Thomond Park
London Irish v Wasps 17h30 Twickenham
Sun, 29 November 2015
Scarlets v Zebre 14h30 Parc y Scarlets
Leicester Tigers v Bath 15h00 Welford Road
Pool AU
Team P W D L Pts
Waratahs 16 11 0 5 52
Brumbies 16 9 0 7 47
Rebels 16 7 0 9 36
Reds 16 4 0 12 22
Force 16 3 0 13 19
Pool NZ
Team P W D L Pts
Hurricanes 16 14 0 2 66
Highlanders 16 11 0 5 53
Chiefs 16 10 0 6 48
Crusaders 16 9 0 7 46
Blues 16 3 0 13 20
Pool SA
Team P W D L Pts
Stormers 16 10 1 5 45
Lions 16 9 1 6 42
Bulls 16 7 0 9 38
Sharks 16 7 0 9 34
Cheetahs 16 5 0 11 26