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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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  1. Paul

    11th March 2017 at 8:46 am

    What about Birds’s late no arms smashing of Perenara after he box kicked from a lineout about the 36 minute mark. Come on consistency please that one was blatant and obvious and clearly shown for what it was in replay. CONSISTENCY.

  2. "Pinto"---Gary Wilson

    12th March 2017 at 6:28 am

    Retallick fireing the ball at a Hurricane player(yellow card) after he scored.Shoulder charge on Perenara 2 seconds after he had box kicked(red card)9th minute in 2nd 1/2 Chiefs lineout,ball caught over jumpers right shoulder(not straight)Referee not consistant as Hurricanes were penalised on 2 of the above.

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