McCalman cited for tip tackle

Date published: March 15 2014

Western Force back-row Ben McCalman has been cited for alleged foul play in Saturday's clash with the Highlanders in Dunedin.

Western Force back-row Ben McCalman has been cited for alleged foul play during Saturday's clash with the Highlanders in Dunedin.

McCalman is alleged to have contravened Law 10.4 (j) Lifting Tackle when he tackled Highlanders' prop Kane Hames in the 73rd minute of the match which the Force won 31-29.

The referee for the match, Glen Jackson, issued a yellow card for the tackle.

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 Nicholas Davidson.

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 duty judicial officer.

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