Rebel cited for illegal hit

Rebels lock Luke Jones has been cited for foul play during Friday’s match against the Bulls.

Jones lifted Bulls wing Bjorn Basson and continued with that tackle so that Basson’s neck and shoulder region contacted the ground while his legs were still in the air.

This contravenes Law 10.4 (j) lifting a player from the ground and either dropping or driving that player’s head and/or upper body into the ground whilst the player’s feet are off the ground.

Referee Andrew Lees issued a yellow and white card on the field after consultation with his assistant. Upon further review of the match footage the citing commissioner deemed the incident had met the red card threshold for foul play.

The citing is to be considered in the first instance by Sanzar Duty Judicial Officer Mike Heron.