Jones cited for spear tackle

2012-05-04 16:15

Melbourne - Luke Jones of the Rebels has been cited for alleged foul play during a Super Rugby match at the weekend.
Jones is alleged to have contravened Law 10.4 (j) Lifting a Player from the ground and either dropping or driving that Player’s head and/or upper body into the ground whilst the Player’s feet are off the ground, when he lifted Bulls player Bjorn Basson in a tackle and continued with that tackle so that Basson’s neck and shoulder region contacted the ground while his legs were still in the air. The incident occurred in the 25th minute of the match between the Rebels and Bulls at AAMI Park in Melbourne on Friday 4th of May.
The Referee for the Match: Andrew Lees issued a Yellow and White Card on the field after consultation with his Assistant Referee.
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 Mike Heron.


  • Bokfan - 2012-05-04 17:41

    SA Victim = no action or a slap on the wrist. Aussie/NZ victim = banned for six weeks

  • tony.kirby1 - 2012-05-04 17:52

    Bokfan, I agree wif you 100%, but remember the Kiwi's are known as a nation of cheats and then the Ozzies also have a chequered history. So should we trust them to be honest and equal with laws/ruls of a game :)

      Rich - 2012-05-04 19:46

      Poor Saffas, always getting treated unfairly.

      Dave - 2012-05-05 00:57

      Hey Tony, if you look that ugly I would suggest not putting your profile picture up. By the way NZ are world champions and SA are going to take and absolute hammering this year at the hands of the 'cheats' again. Enjoy your fifth place world ranking loser!

      Rich - 2012-05-05 01:21

      Wow, I see someone is using my profile pic - a photo of one of my children. Whoever you are you must be a nonce. Farken dodgy loser.

  • Reon - 2012-05-05 04:23

    Nice tackle I must say.ab

  • jean.rossouwsa - 2012-05-05 10:11

    Weereend word die Bulle bedonner!

  • Koos - 2012-05-05 11:58

    Die ref was ook maar vinnig om 'n geel kaart voor te stel. Bang die lyn regter sê rooi. Was dit 'n Bulls speler was dit 'n rooie gewees.

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