In a rather bittersweet addendum to yesterday’s good win over the Waratahs, SANZAR have revealed that Sharks centre Frans Steyn has been cited for a dangerous tackle on opposite number Kurtley Beale.
SANZAR’s release states that “Steyn is alleged to have contravened Law 10.4 (e) Dangerous tackling when he made contact with Waratahs’ player Kurtley Beale during the match between the Sharks and Waratahs at Growthpoint KINGS PARK in Durban on Saturday 29 March 2014. The referee for the match, Mike Fraser, awarded a penalty for the incident which occurred in the 24th minute.
“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 Jannie Lubbe SC.”
Waratahs wing Rob Horne was also cited for an earlier incident, when it is alleged he executed a high, stiff-arm tackle, ironically against Steyn.
We’ll know more about any sanctions during the course of next week.Tweet