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Bulls Super Rugby prop Conraad Van Vuuren has been cited for for alleged foul play following a dangerous tackle in his team’s loss to the Chiefs in Hamilton.

As per normal Sanzaar policy for this matter to be dispensed with at this hearing, Van Vuuren must plead guilty and accept the penalty offered by the Foul Play Review Committee.

Van Vuuren is alleged to have contravened Law 9.13 – a player must not tackle an opponent early, late or dangerously, during the match between the Chiefs and Bulls at FMG Stadium Waikato in Hamilton on 16 March 2018.

The referee for the match, Shuhei Kubo, issued a Yellow Card for the incident involving Van Vuuren and Chiefs fullback Damian McKenzie which occurred in the 67th 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 18 March via video-conference.

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.

Player: Conraad Van Vuuren
Team: Bulls
Position: Prop
Date of Incident: 16 March 2018
Nature of Offence: Law 9.13 – a player must not tackle an opponent early, late or dangerously.
Elapsed time in match when incident occurred: 66:50

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