Shepherd penalised for illegal hit

Force fullback Cameron Shepherd has been issued with an off-field yellow card for a dangerous tackle in Friday’s match against the Hurricanes.

The incident occurred in the 34rd minute of the match. In this case the incident was not acted on by the referee for the match and on further review of the match footage the citing commissioner deemed an off-field yellow card was appropriate.

The news will have no impact on Shepherd’s involvement in the Force’s next game. If Shepherd does, however, accumulate three off-field yellow cards this season he will be subject to suspension.