Stags player to face judiciary over tackle

Last updated 10:02 20/08/2013

Stags No 8 Elliot Dixon will front the NZRU judiciary at noon today after an alleged dangerous tackle late in the loss to Tasman on Saturday night.

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Stags No 8 Elliot Dixon will front the NZRU judiciary at noon today after an alleged dangerous tackle late in the loss to Tasman on Saturday night.

Dixon has been cited under law 10.4 (e) for an alleged dangerous tackle on a Tasman player just three minutes from fulltime in their match at Invercargill's Rugby Park.

Dixon will attend a judicial hearing by video-conference today at noon.

Taranaki and Highlanders lock Jarrad Hoeata has also been cited under rugby law 10.4 (e) for a dangerous tackle and 10.4 (a) for striking a player after an alleged swinging arm tackle on a Canterbury player 12 minutes into the first half of Taranaki's loss to Canterbury in Christchurch on Friday.

Hoeata's hearing will be held by video-conference tomorrow at 1.15pm.

Judicial Officer Roger Drummond will hear both cases.

Meanwhile, off-field yellow cards were issued to Hoeata for a separate dangerous tackle under law 10.4 (e) and 10.4 (m), and to Tasman halfback Mark Swanepoel for a dangerous tackle on a Southland player.

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- The Southland Times

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