Pablo Matera Cited following Argentina v South Africa match

25 Aug 2013
Pablo Matera Cited following Argentina v South Africa match

Pablo Matera of Argentina has been cited for alleged foul play during a Rugby Championship match at the weekend.

Matera is alleged to have contravened Law 10.4 (m) Acts contrary to good sportsmanship when he allegedly made contact with the eyes of South African player Francois Louw. The incident occurred in the 45th minute of the match between Argentina and South Africa at Estadio Malvinas Argentinas in Mendoza on 24 August 2013.

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.