Lauaki Off The Hook For Habana High Tackle

Saved by a technicality

Saved by a technicality

Cape Town – The disciplinary hearing against Chiefs No. 8 Sione Lauaki was on Monday dismissed on technical grounds as the citing for a dangerous tackle was not received within the prescribed 12 hour period after the match ended.

If you haven’t seen the tackle yet its amazing to think that this tackle didn’t constitute ‘exceptional circumstances’.

In exceptional circumstances, the Judicial Officer can allow citings that were made more than 12 hours after the end of the game.

The Judiciary Officer in this case, Dekker Govender, could not find exceptional circumstances to allow the hearing to continue. I find this to be a travesty of justice. This had to be one of the worst high tackles I’ve seen in a long time and warranted more than just a yellow card in my opinion.

Lauaki was cited for dangerous play after a high tackle on Bulls winger Bryan Habana in the first half of last Saturday’s Vodacom Super 14 match at Loftus Versfeld.

The Chiefs player was yellow carded by match referee Craig Joubert. The Bulls won the game 33-27.

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