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Wallaby in the dock over Super Rugby tackle

By Ian Cameron
(Photo by Brett Hemmings/Getty Images)

Wallabies call-up Lachlan Swinton has been cited for alleged foul play during a Super Rugby Pacific match that took place over the weekend.


Swinton was named alongside teammate Izaia Perese and Queensland back-rower Harry Wilson among seven replacements for Eddie Jones’ first Wallabies training camp after the initial squad selection suffered a raft of injuries.

The Waratahs forward is accused of violating Law 9.13, which states that a player must not tackle an opponent late or dangerously. The incident occurred during the match between the Waratahs and Western Force at Allianz Stadium in Sydney.

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The Citing Commissioner reviewed the footage of the match and determined that the incident met the red card threshold for foul play. As a result, the case will be considered by the SANZAAR Foul Play Review Committee on Monday via video-conference.

It is standard protocol for all disciplinary matters to be referred to the Foul Play Review Committee in the first instance, which provides the option of expediting the judicial process. However, for the 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.

The outcome of the hearing will be eagerly awaited by fans of both teams. If found guilty, Swinton will likely be sidelined for at least three games.

Thirty-three Wallabies players will assemble on the Gold Coast on Monday while another seven ruled out with injury or concussion plus overseas-based stars Rory Arnold, Tom Banks, Quade Cooper, Bernard Foley, Marika Koroibete, Samu Kerevi and Will Skelton will zoom in remotely for team meetings.


additional reporting AAP


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Euan 426 days ago

Swain should have been banned for at least a year.

Terry 426 days ago

Overdue, I would suggest

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