Leitch cited for dangerous tackle

Date published: March 10 2017

Chiefs number eight Michael Leitch has been cited for alleged foul play during the Super Rugby match against the Hurricanes on Friday.

Leitch is alleged to have contravened Law 10.4(e) Dangerous tackling of an opponent during the match which the Chiefs won at FMG Stadium in Hamilton.

The referee for the match, Brendon Pickerill, issued a yellow card for the incident which occurred in the 77th 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.

The Case is to be considered in the first instance by the SANZAAR Foul Play Review Committee which will take place on Sunday 12 March via video-conference.

All SANZAAR disciplinary matters are in the first instance referred to the Foul Play Review Committee 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 Foul Play Review Committee.