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McMeniman cited for knee-drop

05th July 2014 14:28

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Hugh McMeniman Western Force v Reds 2013

Cited: Hugh McMeniman

Force flanker Hugh McMeniman has been cited by SANZAR for a nasty knee-drop on Reds pivot Ben Lucas during Saturday's match in Perth, which the hosts won 30-20.

A SANZAR statement read:

McMeniman is alleged to have contravened Law 10.4 (a) Punching or striking when he made contact with Reds player, Ben Lucas during the match between for Force and Reds at nib Stadium in Perth on Saturday 5 July 2014.

The referee for the match, Angus Gardner, reviewed the incident with the television match official and issued a yellow card.

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 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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