Adriaan Strauss of the Cheetahs has been cited for alleged foul play during a Super Rugby match at the weekend.
Strauss is alleged to have contravened Law 10.4 (j) Lifting Tackle when he tackled Stormers player, Jacobus van Wyk. The incident occurred in the 23rd minute of the match between the Stormers and Cheetahs at DHL Newlands in Cape Town on Saturday 24 May 2014.
The referee for the match, Stuart Berry, reviewed the incident with the television match official and 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 Adam Casselden
All SANZAR disciplinary matters are in the first instance referred to a Duty Judicial Officer 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.
Player: Adriaan Strauss
Date of Incident: 24 May 2014
Nature of Offence: Law 10.4 (j) Lifting a player from the ground and dropping or driving that player into the ground whilst that player's feet are still off the ground such that the player's head and/or upper body come into contact with the ground is dangerous play.
Elapsed time in match when incident occurred: 23rd minute