Rebels fullback gets warning

Sat, 16 Jul 2016 05:06
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NEWS: Melbourne Rebels fulback Paul Asquith has received a warning for dangerous play in his team's 31-28 win over the Reds on Friday.

Asquith has been issued with a Citing Commissioner Warning for contravening Law 10.4 (i) Tackling, tapping, pushing or pulling an Opponent jumping for the ball in a lineout or in open play during the match.

The incident occurred in the 50th minute of the match at Suncorp Stadium. Asquith made contact with the Reds flyhalf Duncan Paia'aua who was in the air jumping for the ball at the time.

An 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, issuing a penalty. Upon further review of the match footage the Citing Commissioner deemed a Citing Commissioner Warning was appropriate.

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