Jantjies pinned for tackle

Lions flyhalf Elton Jantjies has been issued with an off-field yellow card for a dangerous tackle.

Jantjies appeared to tackle Cheetahs flyhalf Johan Goosen high and then dump him to the ground in the 29th minute of their match in Bloemfontein on Saturday.

Off-field yellow cards may be issued by the citing commissioner for foul play incidents that are very close to, but in his opinion do not
meet the red card threshold for citings.

Referee Mark Lawrence awarded a penalty for the incident but further review of the match footage the saw the citing commissioner
deem an off-field yellow card appropriate.

Jantjies’ sanction brings to four the number of off-field yellows issued in the round. Sharks prop Jannie du Plessis, as well as Ben Daley (Reds) and Dan Palmer (Brumbies) were all pinned for punches.