Reds winger Digby Ioane could spend some time on the sidelines after he was cited for a dangerous lifting tackle during his teams 27-22 loss to the Sharks.
Ioane is alleged to have contravened Law 10.4 (j). Lifting a player from the ground and dropping or driving that player into the ground is dangerous play, when he lifted Marcell Coetzee in a tackle and drove him backwards so Coetzee hit the ground in a dangerous position.
Referee Jonathan Kaplan received a report from Assistant Referee Cobus Wessels and issued a Yellow Card for the incident.
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 Mike Heron.