Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Sam Cane cleared of dangerous tackle on Robbie Henshaw

CREDIT: One Bucks

Sam Cane, the New Zealand flank forward, appeared in London (Heathrow) before an independent Disciplinary Committee (appointed by World Rugby), having been cited by an independent Citing Commissioner (appointed by World Rugby) for allegedly tackling an opponent dangerously in contravention of Law 10.4 (e) in the Autumn International match between Ireland and New Zealand at the Aviva Stadium, Dublin, on Saturday 19 November 2016. 

Mr Cane did not accept that he had committed an act of foul play . The Disciplinary Committee, chaired by Antony Davies (England), alongside Derek Bevan (Wales) and John Doubleday (England), having viewed video footage of the incident, listened to evidence and representations from and on behalf of the player, and reviewed all of the other evidence, concluded that Mr Cane's actions had been accidental and that he had not therefore committed an act of foul play. 

The citing complaint was not upheld and Mr Cane is therefore free to resume playing immediately.