Brumbies sweat on Speight red

    2015-06-20 22:03

    Cape Town - After sealing their place in the semi-finals of Super Rugby, the Brumbies will be eager to find out the punishment that will be handed to winger Henry Speight.

    Speight was shown a red card against the Stormers after an off the ball incident in the 74th minute where he appeared to tip tackle Stormers captain Juan De Jongh.

    Sanzar have confirmed Speight's infringement of Law 10.4 (e) being "Dangerous Tackling, Playing a player without the ball is dangerous play.

    Law 10.4 (j) Lifting a player from the ground and dropping or driving that player into the ground whilst that player’s feet are still off the ground such that the player’s head and/or upper body come into contact with the ground is dangerous play."

    The case is to be considered in the first instance by SANZAR Duty Judicial Officer Nigel Hampton. 

    All SANZAR disciplinary matters are in the first instance referred to a Duty Judicial Officer hearing 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 DJO.

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