Official warning for Bulls centre

Date published: February 15 2015

Bulls centre JJ Engelbrecht has been issued with a Citing Commissioner Warning (CCW) for a dangerous tackle.

Engelbretch hit Stormers scrum-half Nic Groom high and late in Saturday's Super Rugby clash at Loftus Versfeld in contravention on Law 10.4 (e) Dangerous Tackling.

In this case, referee Jaco Peyper, acted upon the incident by awarding a penalty. Upon further review of the match footage, the Citing Commissioner deemed a CCW was appropriate.

A CCW 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.

A player who has received three yellow cards or three CCW (or any combination thereof) in the same Super Rugby competition shall be required to appear before the Duty Judicial Officer appointed for the match during which he last offended.

The Duty Judicial Officer is to consider the circumstances in which each yellow card and/or CCW was imposed and determine whether any further penalty should be imposed on him by reason of his persistent foul play.