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Springbok Du Toit awaits fate as disciplinary hearing set

By Sam Smith
(Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

The date has been set for South African prop Thomas du Toit’s disciplinary hearing following his red card against England for a high tackle.


Springboks replacement front rower will attend an independent disciplinary hearing for an act of foul play contrary to Law 9.13, a player must not tackle an opponent early, late or dangerously. 

Dangerous tackling includes, but is not limited to, tackling or attempting to tackle an opponent above the line of the shoulders even if the tackle starts below the line of the shoulders.

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The player will attend a hearing via video conference before an independent Judicial Committee chaired by Roddy Dunlop (Scotland), joined by former international coach Frank Hadden (Scotland) and former international referee Donal Courtney (Ireland). 

The hearing will take place on Tuesday 29 November 2022.

– Autumn Nations Series/Press Release


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