Franks, Hames cited for foul play

Date published: February 21 2015

Crusaders prop Owen Franks and his Highlanders counterpart Kane Hames were both cited for foul play after their teams' clash in Dunedin on Saturday.

Props Owen Franks of the Crusaders and Kane Hames of the Highlanders were cited for foul play after Saturday's clash in Dunedin.

Both players are, alleged to have contravened 10.4 (a) Punching or striking. Owens' incident occurred in the 10th minute of the match while Hames' incident took place in the 74th minute.

Upon further review of the match footage, the citing commissioner deemed in his opinion the incidents 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.