Scarlets' Evans' red rescinded

Wed, 24 May 2017 11:50
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PRO12 NEWS: Scarlets wing Steff Evans has been cleared to play in the Pro12 Final against Munster on Saturday after the red card he received in the semifinal against Leinster was rescinded.

Referee Marius Mitrea deemed Evans to have committed an act of foul play under Law 10.4 (e) – Dangerous Tackling, against Leinster centre Garry Ringrose.

A Disciplinary Panel, consisting of Roddy Dunlop QC (Chair), Roddy MacLeod and Iain Leslie (all Scotland), convened in Edinburgh to consider the red card decision and decided - by a majority - that Evans 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 teammate 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of the Appeal Committee in Ross Ford and Jonny Gray (RWC 2015) decided that this meant that the red card should be rescinded.

The player is therefore free to play.

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