FLIP VAN DER MERWE CITED
Player: Flip van der Merwe
Date of Incident: 19 April 2014
Nature of Offence: Law 10.4 (a) Punching or Striking. A player must not strike an opponent with the fist or arm, including the elbow,shoulder, head or knee(s).
Elapsed time in match when incident occurred: 75th minute
Flip van der Merwe of the Vodacom Bulls has been cited for alleged foul play during a Super Rugby match at the weekend.
Van der Merwe is alleged to have contravened Law 10.4 (a) Punching or striking when he made contact with Waratahs' player Paddy Ryan during the match between the Waratahs and the Bulls at Allianz Stadium in Sydney on Saturday 19 April 2014.
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 Citing is to be considered in the first instance by SANZAR Duty Judicial Officer Jannie Lubbe SC.
All SANZAR disciplinary matters are in the first instance referred to a Duty Judicial Officer hearing to provide the option of expediting the judicial process.
For a matter to be dispensed with at this hearing, the person appearing must plead guilty and accept the penalty offered by the DJO.
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