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Scarlets wing Steff Evans has controversial red card rescinded

Scarlets winger Steff Evans is free to play in Scarlets’ Guinness PRO12 final on Saturday against Munster following today’s disciplinary hearing.

A Disciplinary Panel convened in Edinburgh this morning to consider the red card decision against Steff Evans (No 11) of Scarlets under Law 10.4 (e) – Dangerous Tackling.

The incident occurred during Scarlets’ Guinness PRO12 Semi-Final against Leinster Rugby at the RDS Arena on Friday, May 19 when referee Marius Mitrea deemed the player to have committed an act of foul play against an opponent player (No 13).

The Disciplinary Panel – Roddy Dunlop QC (Chair), Roddy MacLeod and Iain Leslie (all Scotland) – decided, by a majority, that the Player undertook a lawful tackle in a manner that was consistent with the laws of the game.

The tackle only became dangerous as a result of the intervention of Scarlets No 3 (Samson Lee). The Panel having directed itself under reference to the decision of the Appeal Committee in Ross Ford and Jonny Gray (RWC 2015) decided, by a majority, that this meant that the red card should be rescinded.

As a result Evans is free to play in the final.

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Scarlets wing Steff Evans has controversial red card rescinded