Sonny Bill issued with warning
Cape Town - Chiefs centre Sonny Bill Williams has been issued with a citing commissioner warning for contravening Law 10.4 (e) - Dangerous Tackling - during a Super Rugby match at the weekend.
The incident occurred in the 40th minute of the match between the Chiefs and Hurricanes played at Yarrow Stadium in New Plymouth on Saturday.
The Hurricanes won the game 21-13.
Williams escaped with a censure after he floored All Blacks team-mate and Hurricanes captain Conrad Smith.
A citing commissioner warning 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.
Upon further review of the match footage the citing commissioner deemed a citing commissioner warning was appropriate.