Mtawarira warned for high tackle

Date published: September 11 2016

Bok prop Tendai Mtawarira has been issued with a Citing Commissioner Warning for a dangerous tackle made against the Wallabies on Saturday.

Mtawarira grasped number eight David Pocock by the neck in attempting to clear him out during the 21st minute of the Rugby Championship match between Australia and South Africa at Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane. 

A Citing Commissioner Warning may be issued by the SANZAAR 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 and awarded a penalty. Upon further review of the match footage the Citing Commissioner deemed a Citing Commissioner Warning was appropriate.