Latu cited for foul play

Date published: March 4 2016

Waratahs hooker, Silatolu Latu has been cited for contravening 10.4 (a) Punching or striking during their 32-15 loss to the Brumbies in Canberra on Friday.

He made contact with Brumbies inside centre Matt Toomua in an incident that occurred in the 57th minute.

Referee, Marius van der Westhuizen, reviewed the incident with the TMO but was unable to see any clear and obvious foul play from the replay views provided during the game. 

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 SANZAAR Duty Judicial Officer Robert Stelzner SC.

All SANZAAR disciplinary matters are in the first instance referred to a Duty Judicial Officer (DJO) 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.