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Tue 10 Dec 2019 | 03:54

Botha in hot water

Botha in hot water
Tue 10 Dec 2019 | 03:54
Botha in hot water
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NEWS: Munster’s Arno Botha will face a disciplinary hearing on Wednesday after he was sent off during his team’s 10-3 win over Saracens in the Champions Cup last Saturday.

Botha was sent off by the referee, Romain Poite (France), in the 81st minute of the match for striking the Saracens replacement, Nick Tompkins with his arm in contravention of Law 9.12.

Dan White (England), Chair, Frank Hadden (Scotland) and Marcello d’Orey (Portugal) have been appointed as the independent Disciplinary Committee for the hearing which will take place in London.

Law 9.12 Striking with the arm
Under World Rugby’s Sanctions for Foul Play, Law 9.12 relating to striking with the arm carries the following sanction entry points – Low End: 2 weeks; Mid-range: 6 weeks; Top end: 10 to 52 weeks.>

Meanwhile, Dan Evans (Ospreys) will also face the music on Wednesday for foul play.

Evans was issued with a red card during his club’s Champions Cup, Round Three match against Racing 92 at the Liberty Stadium on Saturday.

Evans was sent off by the referee, Frank Murphy (Ireland), in the first minute of the match for striking the Racing 92 wing, Teddy Thomas, with his boot in contravention of Law 9.12.

Dan White (England), Chair, Gordon Black (Ireland) and Marcello d’Orey (Portugal) have been appointed as the independent Disciplinary Committee for the hearing.

Law 9.12 Kicking
Under World Rugby’s Sanctions for Foul Play, Law 9.12 relating to kicking carries the following sanction entry points – Low End: four weeks; Mid-range: eight weeks; Top end: 12 to 52 weeks.

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