Stormers lock Rhodes issued with off-field yellow

Michael Rhodes of the Stormers has been issued with an off-field yellow card for contravening Law 10.4 (j) Lifting Tackle during a Super Rugby match at the weekend.

The incident occurred in the 27th minute of the match between the Stormers and Lions played at DHL Newlands in Cape Town on Saturday 19 April 2014.

An off-field yellow card may be issued by the SANZAR 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 not act upon the incident. Upon further review of the match footage the Citing Commissioner deemed an off-field yellow card was appropriate.

Player: Michael Rhodes
Team: Stormers
Position: Lock
Date of Incident: 19 April 2014
Nature of Offence: Law 10.4 (j) Lifting a player from the ground and dropping or driving that player into the ground whilst that player’s feet are still off the ground such that the player’s head and/or upper body come into contact with the ground is dangerous play.
Elapsed time in match when offence occurred: 27th minute

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