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Du Toit to face the music for high shot

NEWS: Springbok prop Thomas du Toit will attend a disciplinary hearing for an act of foul play against England at Twickenham on Saturday.


South Africa played the last 20 minutes of their 27-13 win with a man down after Du Toit was sent off for a high tackle on Luke Cowan-Dickie.

Du Toit was only on the field for a few minutes after he came on as a replacement in the 58th minute.

His hearing will take place on Tuesday.

A disciplinary statement said: “Replacement front row, Thomas du Toit will attend an independent disciplinary hearing after he received a red card 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] in South Africa‚Äôs international match against England on 26 November 2022.”

“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.”


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