Jaguares thug cited for vicious head stomp
DISCIPLINARY UPDATE: Santiago Socino of the Jaguares has been cited for foul play during a Super Rugby match at the weekend.
The Jaguares replacement hooker, Socino, is charged with having contravened Law 9.12: Stamping or Trampling.
The incident happened in the 80th minute of the match between the Sharks and Jaguares at Kings Park in Durban at the weekend – a match won 33-19.
Upon further review of the match footage, the citing commissioner deemed in his opinion the incident had met the red card threshold for foul play.
Socino can be seen to be delivering a vicious stamp on the head of Sharks counterpart Craig Burden.
The incident (see screengrabs below) was not picked up or sanctioned by match officials, but clearly seen on the live footage.
The Case is to be considered in the first instance by the SANZAAR foul play review committee – which will take place on Monday, March 9, via video-conference.
All SANZAAR disciplinary matters are in the first instance referred to the foul play review committee to provide the option of expediting the judicial process.
For a 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.
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