Beast 'warned' over choke tackle
NEWS: Veteran Springbok prop Tendai Mtawarira was handed an off-field yellow card over an act of foul play in South Africa's 17-23 loss to Australia at the weekend.
Mtawarira was issued with a citing commissioner warning - the equivalent of an off0-field yellow card - for contravening Law 10.4(e): Dangerous tackling around an opponents neck.
Mtawarira grasped Wallaby No.8 David Pocock by the neck in attempting to clear him out during the 21st minute of the Rugby Championship match in Brisbane.
A citing commissioner warning may be issued by the SANZAAR citing commissioner for foul play incidents that are very close to, but in his opinion do not meet the red card threshold for citings.
In this case the referee for the match did act upon the incident and awarded a penalty.
Upon further review of the match footage the citing commissioner deemed a citing commissioner warning was appropriate.