Kings prop cops four-week ban for 'reckless' hand-off
DISCIPLINARY UPDATE: Southern Kings prop Pieter Scholtz has been handed a four-week suspension for a dangerous hand-off.
The former Lions prop faced a disciplinary hearing via video conference, following his red card during the Pro14 match against Edinburgh on January 4.
The player was shown a red card by referee Joy Neville under Law 9.11 – A player must not do anything that is reckless or dangerous to others.
The Disciplinary Panel, comprising of Rhian Williams (Chair), Simon Thomas and Nigel Williams (all Wales) concluded that there was an act of foul play which merited a mid-range entry point due to contact with the neck/head area of his opponent. The Player’s previous record and behaviour during the process were considered and mitigation of 40% was applied.
As a result, the Player has been banned for a period of four weeks. He is free to play from Sunday, February 16.
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