Cheetahs lock cited

Andries Ferreira has been cited for foul play during the match against the Western Force.

Ferreira is alleged to have contravened Law 10.4 (e) Dangerous Tackling. A tackle around the neck or head of an opponent is considered dangerous play, and on Saturday Ferreira entered a breakdown to contest for the ball and bound onto Force player Matt Hodgson around the neck.

Ferreira then drove forward through the breakdown and flung Hodgson to the ground so he contacted the ground with his head, neck and shoulder.

Upon further review of the match footage the citing commissioner deemed in his opinion 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.