Hobbs gets off-field yellow

2012-02-25 11:49

Wellington - Blues flyhalf Michael Hobbs has been issued with the Super Rugby's first off-field yellow card after being accused of a dangerous tackle in their opening match against the Crusaders.

Hobbs was penalised 28 minutes into the Friday night game, narrowly won by the Crusaders 19-18, for the high tackle on Crusaders midfielder Ryan Crotty.

However, under new disciplinary rules being trialled this year, the citing commissioner can issue an off-field yellow card for incidents considered close to, but which in his opinion do not meet the threshold for a red card.

Although Hobbs's tackle was dealt with by the referee at the time, on further review of the match footage the commissioner deemed an off-field yellow card was appropriate.


  • goyougoodthing - 2012-02-25 13:35

    Can we give referees on field yellow cards please

  • Sean - 2012-02-26 22:21

    what does this mean? no citing, no game off. Obviously there is now a system whereby too many yellow cards means games off?

      jono99 - 2012-02-27 10:32

      Was wondering the same thing, coz a yellow card equals 10 minutes off the field. So does this mean he gets 10 minutes off somewhere else or something

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