Cape Town - Sharks centre Andre Esterhuizen of the Sharks has been cited for alleged foul play during his side’s 34-12 Super Rugby win over the Stormers in Durban on Saturday night.
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Esterhuizen is alleged to have contravened Law 10.4 (j) - Lifting Tackle - in an incident which occurred in the 10th minute of the match at Kings Park.
The referee for the match, Glen Jackson, issued a yellow card for the incident. 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 (DJO)Nigel Hampton.
All SANZAR disciplinary matters are in the first instance referred to a DJO 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.