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Sharks back Steyn cited for dangerous tackle

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Article Published: Sunday 30 March 2014|

Sharks back Francois Steyn has been cited for foul alleged play in his team's 32-10 Super Rugby victory over the Waratahs in Durban on Saturday.

Steyn is alleged to have contravened Law 10.4 (e) Dangerous tackling when he made contact with Waratahs' player Kurtley Beale during the match between the Sharks and Waratahs at Growthpoint KINGS PARK in Durban on Saturday 29 March 2014.

The referee for the match, Mike Fraser, awarded a penalty for the incident which occurred in the 24th 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 Citing is to be considered in the first instance by SANZAR Duty Judicial Officer Jannie Lubbe SC.

All SANZAR disciplinary matters are in the first instance referred to a Duty 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 DJO.

Player: Francois Steyn
Team: Sharks
Position: Centre
Date of Incident: 29 March 2014
Nature of Offence: Law 10.4(e) Dangerous tackling. A player must not tackle an opponent early, late or dangerously.
Elapsed time in match when incident occurred: 24th minute

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