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Chiefs backrower Leitch cited for dangerous tackle



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Chiefs backrow player Michael Leitch has been cited for alleged foul play during his team’s Super Rugby match against the Hurricanes on Friday.

In the usual Sanzaar way for the matter to be dispensed with at the hearing, Leitch must plead guilty and accept the penalty offered by the Foul Play Review Committee.

Leitch is alleged to have contravened Law 10.4(e) Dangerous tackling of an Opponent during the match between the Chiefs and Hurricanes at FMG Stadium in Hamilton on 10 March 2017.

The referee for the match, Brendon Pickerill, issued a yellow card for the incident which occurred in the 77th 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 12 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: Michael Leitch
Team: Chiefs
Position: Backrow
Date of Incident: 10 March 2017
Nature of Offence: Law 10.4(e) Dangerous tackling of an Opponent
Elapsed time in match when incident occurred: 77:27

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