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SANZAAR issue update on controversial red cards

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Wallabies flank Lachlan Swinton and All Blacks prop Ofa Tu’ungafasi will face a disciplinary hearing on Monday SANZAAR have confirmed. The two players were both red-carded during the final and fourth Bledisloe Cup on Saturday.

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Tu’ungafasi received his marching orders in the 22nd minute for a high-tackle on Wallabies wing Tom Wright. While Australia’s Swinton followed in the 34th minute for a similar tackle on All Blacks lock Sam Whitelock.

According to SANZAAR’s statement, both players to have contravened Law 9.13: A player must not tackle an opponent early, late, or dangerously.

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The cases will are to be considered in the first instance by the SANZAAR Foul Play Review Committee which will take place on Monday, November 9 via video-conference.

ll SANZAAR disciplinary matters are in the first instance referred to the Foul Play Review Committee 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 Foul Play Review Committee.

Source: SANZAAR

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