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Cheetahs lock Ferreira cleared of foul play

Andries Ferreira is free to play the Stormers

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Article Published: Tuesday 8 May 2012|

Cheetahs lock Andries Ferreira has been cleared to play after he was found not guilty of a dangerous tackle in the Super Rugby match against the Force.

Cheetahs was cited for contravening Law 10.4 (e) Dangerous Tackling - A player must not tackle an opponent dangerously.

The incident occurred in the 76th minute of the match between the Cheetahs and Force at Free State Stadium in Bloemfontein on 5th May.

The SANZAR Judicial Hearing held via video conference on 8 May 2012 was heard by Jannie Lubbe SC.

In his finding, Jannie Lubbe SC ruled the following,"After careful consideration of the limited video evidence available and the testimony of the player, the Judicial Officer concluded that he was not convinced on the balance of probabilities that the player acted in breach of the said law. Accordingly the Citing is dismissed. "

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