Crusaders' Owen Franks cited
Cape Town - Owen Franks of the
Crusaders has been cited for alleged foul play during a Super Rugby match at
Franks is alleged to have contravened 10.4 (a) Punching or striking in an
incident which occurred in the 10th minute of the Super Rugby match between the
Highlanders and Crusaders at Forsyth Barr Stadium in Dunedin on February
Upon further review of the match footage, the Citing Commissioner deemed in his
opinion the incident had met the red card threshold for foul play.
The citing is to be considered in the first instance by SANZAR Duty Judicial Officer
Robert Stelzner SC.
All SANZAR disciplinary matters are in the first instance referred to a Duty
Judicial Officer hearing to provide the option of expediting the judicial
For a matter to be dispensed with at this hearing, the person appearing must
plead guilty and accept the penalty offered by the Duty