Crusaders' Franks cited for foul play
Cape Town - Owen Franks of the Crusaders has been cited for alleged foul play during a Super Rugby match against the Blues on Saturday.
Franks is alleged to have contravened Law 9.12: Striking a player with the arm, during the match at Eden Park in Auckland on Saturday.
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 case is to be considered in the first instance by the SANZAAR Foul Play Review Committee which will take place on May 20, 2018, 09:00 (SA time) via video-conference.
All SANZAAR disciplinary matters are in the first instance referred to the Foul Play Review Committee 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 Foul Play Review Committee.