Tri-Nations

Cooper charge dismissed

2011-08-28 09:24
Quade Cooper
Brisbane - A SANZAR Judicial Hearing held in Brisbane today has dismissed a charge of foul play against Australian flyhalf Quade Cooper.

Cooper had been cited for an alleged contravention of foul play Law 10.4 (a): striking an opponent with the knee. The incident, involving New Zealand captain Richie McCaw, occurred during the second half of the Tri-Nations Test on Saturday.

SANZAR Judicial Officer, Advocate Jannie Lubbe SC, reviewed video footage of the incident. He also heard evidence from the player and Australian coach Robbie Deans and submissions by Cooper's legal counsel.

Cooper admitted that his knee made contact with McCaw's face but testified that the contact was accidental as he was in the process of getting up from the ground and he had no intention of striking his opponent with the knee.

Lubbe found that Cooper's evidence was in line with video footage of the incident. He concluded that on the available evidence he was not satisfied on a balance of probability that Cooper acted in breach of Law 10.4 (a) and dismissed the citing.
 

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