Chiefs wing set for disciplinary hearing

Date published: May 2 2015

Chiefs wing James Lowe is to appear before a SANZAR Duty Judicial Officer after receiving a third yellow card in the 2015 Super Rugby season.

Lowe saw yellow in the Chiefs' 16-15 loss to the Rebels in Melbourne on Saturday for lashing out with his knee at Rebels centre Tamati Ellison.

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.

The purpose of the hearing 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.