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Sharks lock Oosthuizen cited after loss to Reds

Reds' Eto Nabuli is tackled by Sharks' Philip van der Perez (L) and Etienne Oosthuizen (R) during the Super Rugby match between the Reds and Sharks in Brisbane on February 24, 2017. / AFP / Patrick HAMILTON / -- IMAGE RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - STRICTLY NO COMMERCIAL USE -- (Photo credit should read PATRICK HAMILTON/AFP/Getty Images)

Sharks lock Etienne Oosthuizen has been cited for alleged foul play during his team’s 28-26 Super Rugby loss to the Reds.

Oosthuizen is alleged to have contravened Law 10.4(a) Striking another Player with a hand, arm or fist during the match between the Reds and Sharks at Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane on 24 February 2017.


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Upon 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 the SANZAAR Foul Play Review Committee.

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.

For a matter to be dispensed with at this stage, the person cited must plead guilty and accept the penalty offered by the Foul Play Review Committee.

Player: Etienne Oosthuizen
Team: Sharks
Position: Lock
Date of Incident: 24 February 2017
Nature of Offence: 10.4(a) Striking another Player with a hand, arm or fist
Elapsed time in match when incident occurred: 9th minute

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