Rebels duo cited for stamping

Date published: February 13 2015

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Rebels scrum-half Nic Stirzaker and loose forward Scott Higginbotham have both been cited for alleged stamping during Friday's Super Rugby win over the Crusaders.

The duo are alleged to have contravened 10.4 (b) Stamping or trampling  – inseparate incidents – during the match AMI Stadium in Christchurch.

Referee Nick Briant yellow carded Stirzaker for the first incident which occurred in the 3rd minute.

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.

Citing Commissioner felt the same way about the incident involving Higginbotham in the 50th minute.

The citing 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.

For a matter to be dispensed with at this hearing, the person appearing must plead guilty and accept the penalty offered by the DJO.

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