Du Toit gets off-field yellow

05th May 2013, 06:26

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Dangerous tackle: Pieter-Steph du Toit

Dangerous tackle: Pieter-Steph du Toit

Sharks lock Pieter-Steph du Toit has received an off-field yellow card for a dangerous tackle against the Highlanders.

Sharks lock Pieter-Steph du Toit has received with an off-field yellow card for contravening Law 10.4 (e) Dangerous Tackling during Saturday's match against the Highlanders.

Du Toit made contact above the line of the shoulders of Highlanders player Jarrad Hoeata at a maul in the 51st minute of the match in Dunedin on Saturday.

An off-field yellow card may be issued by the SANZAR citing commissioner for foul play incidents that are very close to, but in his opinion do not meet the red card threshold for citings.

In this case the referee for the match did act upon the incident by penalising the player for his actions. Upon further review of the match footage the citing commissioner deemed an off-field yellow card was appropriate.