Lions star cited

Sun, 16 Apr 2017 08:22

NEWS: Lions star Jaco Kriel has been cited for alleged foul play during his team's 29-16 Super Rugby win ober the Stormers at the weekend.

Kriel is alleged to have contravened Law 10.4(o): Late charging the Kicker.

Kriel attempted to charge down a kick by Stormers fluhalf Robert du Preez and collided with the opponent while airborne.

The referee for the match, Jaco Peyper, awarded a yellow card for the incident which occurred in the 26th 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 Sunday.

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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