Higginbotham set for hearing
Cape Town - Scott Higginbotham of the
Rebels is to appear before a SANZAR Duty Judicial Officer after receiving a
third yellow card in the 2014 season during a Super Rugby match at the weekend.
According to the SANZAR Judicial Rules:
A player who has received
three yellow cards (whether on or off field, or any combination thereof)
arising from matches in the same Super Rugby competition shall be required to
appear before the Duty Judicial Officer appointed for the match during which he
At the same time as
notification of the details of his hearing pursuant to Rule 4.1, the player
shall be sent copies of the match officials' reports in relation to each
incident and be advised that the purpose of the hearing before the Duty
Judicial Officer is to consider the circumstances in which each yellow card was
imposed and determine whether any further penalty should be imposed on him by
reason of his persistent foul play.
The hearing 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