Sanchez cited for foul play

Sun, 12 Mar 2017 09:38

NEWS: Nicolas Sanchez of the Jaguares has been cited for an act foul play during his teams' 36-24 Super Rugby win over the Lions in Vuenps Aires at the weekend.

Sanchez is charged with having contravened Law 10.4(e): Dangerous tackling of an Opponent.

Sanchez jumped into the head of Lions wing  Anthony Volmink.

It was an incident eerily similar to the brutal collision between Ireland flank Christian Stander and Springbok flyhalf Patrick Lambie in June last year, which sidelined the Bok for four months.

The referee for the match at Velez Sarsfield in Buenos Aires, Nick Briant, awarded a penalty for the incident which occurred in the 38th minute.

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 case is to be considered in the first instance by the SANZAAR foul play review committee which will take place on Monday, March 13.

All SANZAAR disciplinary matters are in the first instance referred to the foul play review committee 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 foul play review committee.

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