Michael Hooper cited

26 Jul 2015
Michael Hooper cited

Duty Judicial Officer: Chris Morris
Player: Michael Hooper
Team: Australia
Position: Flanker
Date of Incident: 25 July 2015
Nature of Offence: 10.4 (a) Punching or striking, A player must not strike an opponent with the fist or arm, including the elbow, shoulder, head or knee(s).
Elapsed time in match when offence occurred: 59th minute

Michael Hooper of Australia has been cited for alleged foul play during a Rugby Championship match at the weekend.

Hooper is alleged to have contravened Law 10.4 (a) Punching or striking, when he made contact with Argentina fly half, Nicolas Sanchez in an incident that occurred in the 59th minute of the match between Argentina and Australia at Estadio Malvinas Argentinas in Mendoza on 25 July 2015.

The case is to be considered in the first instance by SANZAR Duty Judicial Officer Chris Morris. 

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.