Horne hit with yellow

Waratahs centre Rob Horne has been issued an off-field yellow card for a dangerous tackle in the match against the Cheetahs.

The incident occurred on Saturday when Horne tackled Cheetahs centre Robert Ebersohn leading with his shoulder and without the use of arms after Ebersohn had passed the ball.

An off-field yellow card 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.

In this case the match officials did not act on the incident and on further review of the match footage the citing commissioner deemed an off-field yellow card was appropriate.