Chiefs wing Lowe to face SANZAR Judicial Officer

Chiefs winger James Lowe will appear before a SANZAR Duty Judicial Officer after receiving a third yellow card in the 2015 season during a Super Rugby match at the weekend.

According to the SANZAR Judicial Rules, “A Player who has received three yellow cards or three Citing Commissioner Warnings (or any combination thereof) arising from Matches in the same Super Rugby Competition shall be required to appear before the Duty Judicial Officer appointed for the Match during which he last offended. “

“At the same time as notification of the details of his hearing pursuant to Rule 4.1, the Player shall be sent copies of the Match Officials’ Reports in relation to each incident and be advised that the purpose of the hearing before the Duty Judicial Officer is to consider the circumstances in which each yellow card and/or Citing Commissioner Warning was imposed and determine whether any further penalty should be imposed on him by reason of his persistent foul play.

The hearing 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.

In other news Brumbies centreTevita Kuridrani has been issued a Citing Commissioner Warning

Tevita Kuridrani of the Brumbies has been issued with a Citing Commissioner Warning for contravening Law 10.4 (e) Dangerous tackling, during a Super Rugby match at the weekend.

The incident occurred in the 3rd minute of the match between the Brumbies and Waratahs played at GIO Stadium in Canberra on 1 May 2015.

A Citing Commissioner Warning 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.

Upon further review of the match footage the Citing Commissioner deemed a Citing Commissioner Warning was appropriate.

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