Force flanker McMeniman cited for foul play

Western Force flanker Hugh McMeniman has been cited for alleged foul play in his team’s 30-20 Super Rugby victory over the Reds in Perth.

McMeniman is alleged to have contravened Law 10.4 (a) Punching or striking when he made contact with Reds player, Ben Lucas during the match between for Force and Reds at nib Stadium in Perth on Saturday 5 July 2014.

The referee for the match, Angus Gardner, reviewed the incident with the television match official and issued a yellow card.

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 Nicholas Davidson QC.

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.

Player: Hugh McMeniman
Team: Force
Position: Flanker
Date of Incident: 5 July 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 or knee(s).
Elapsed time in match when incident occurred: 29th minute

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