Blues captain Jerome Kaino has been issued with a Citing Commissioner Warning for a tackle in his team’s 19-23 loss to the Hurricanes.
Kaino was issued with the Citing Commissioner Warning for contravening Law 10.4 (e) Dangerous tackling around the head.
The incident occurred when Kaino tackled Hurricanes #2 Leni Apisai without the ball in the 24th minute of the match between the Blues v Hurricanes played at Eden Park, Auckland on Friday 11 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.
In this case the referee for the match did act upon the incident issuing a penalty. Upon further review of the match footage the Citing Commissioner deemed a Citing Commissioner Warning was appropriate.
Player: Jerome Kaino
Date of Incident: 11 March 2016
Nature of Offence: Law 10.4 (e) Dangerous tackling around the head
Elapsed time in match when offence occurred: 24th Minute