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Brumbies centre Tevita Kuridrani has been issued with a warning by SANZAAR for a dangerous tackle in his team’s victory over the Waratahs.

The Citing Commissioner Warning is for contravening Law 10.4 (e) Dangerous tackling, during a Super Rugby match at the weekend.

The incident occurred when Kuridrani made contact with Waratahs #10 Kurtley Beale in the 73rd minute of the match between the Brumbies and Waratahs played at GIO Stadium in Canberra on 4 March 2016.

A 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.

Upon further review of the match footage the Citing Commissioner deemed a Citing Commissioner Warning was appropriate.

Player: Tevita Kuridrani
Team: Brumbies
Position: Centre
Date of Incident: 4 March 2016
Nature of Offence: 10.4 (e) Dangerous tackling, A player must not tackle (or try to tackle) an opponent above the line of the shoulders even if the tackle starts below the line of the shoulders. A tackle around the opponents neck or head is dangerous play.
Elapsed time in match when incident occurred: 73rd minute

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