Highlanders prop Hames cited for foul play

Highlanders prop Kane Hames has been cited for alleged foul play during his team’s 20-26 Super Rugby loss to the Crusaders in Dunedin.

Hames is alleged to have contravened 10.4 (a) Punching or striking, in an incident which occurred in the 74th minute of the Super Rugby match between the Highlanders and Crusaders at Forsyth Barr Stadium in Dunedin on 21 February 2015.

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 Robert Stelzner 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.

Player: Kane Hames
Team: Highlanders
Position: Prop
Date of Incident: 21 February 2015
Nature of Offence: 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.
Elapsed time in match when incident occurred: 74th minute

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