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Monday, January 21, 2013

Antoine Battut cited after straight red card for knee against Munster

Racing Metro forward Antoine Battut was shown a straight red card during the Heineken Cup Round 6, Pool 1 match against Munster at Thomond Park on Sunday. He and three other players have been cited following an eventful weekend of rugby.

Battut was send off by referee Wayne Barnes in the 5th minute of the match for an alleged strike with the knee on an opponent, which is in direct contravention of Law 10.4(a).

Law 10.4(a) – Striking or Punching: A player must not strike an opponent with a fist or arm including the elbow, shoulder, head or knees

Robert Williams of Wales has been appointed as the independent Judicial Officer for the hearing, which will take place in Dublin on Thursday, 24 January.

Under the IRB Sanctions for Foul Play, Law 10.4(a) striking with the knee carries the following sanction entry points: Low End: 3 weeks; Mid Range: 8 weeks; Top End: 12 to 52 weeks.

Three other players cited

- Toulon's Delon Armitage was yellow carded for an alleged tip tackle
- Rovigo's Jean Francois Montauriol is alleged to have trampled/stamped on a Perpignan player
- Rovigo centre Joe Van Niekerk was shown a red card for an alleged tip tackle

All four players will convene in Dublin on 24 January for their respective discplinary hearings.

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