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Antoine Battut cited after straight red card for knee against Munster

Here's the IRB regulation. I suggest you read it:

Regulation 17.9.2 Citing Commissioners may cite Players for an act(s) of Foul Play where such act(s) may have been detected by the referee or assistant referee and which may have been the subject of referee action.



A Citing Commissioner may not cite a Player for an act(s) of Foul Play
in respect of which the Player has been Ordered Off {save where the Ordering Off is as a result of two yellow cards. }


A Player in that situation may also be cited for the act(s) of Foul Play which resulted in either or both yellow card(s).

The middle bit is quite clear.

1 Year, 8 Months ago

Antoine Battut cited after straight red card for knee against Munster

No he is not. Citing is done by the citing officer. The end result is the same a disciplinary hearing . But they are NOT cited.

1 Year, 8 Months ago

Antoine Battut cited after straight red card for knee against Munster

Oh dear Miss de Point!

Think about it!

1; I intend to kick you. I don't get the chance to do so. So I had intent but no one will every know.

2; I intend to kick you. I try to do so. People see it an the ref deals with it.

3; I intend to kick you. I succeed. You are injured. The ref deals with it.

If your child tries to knee / hit another child do you ignore it if he misses? Of course not.

1 Year, 8 Months ago

Antoine Battut cited after straight red card for knee against Munster

Excellent comment!

1 Year, 8 Months ago

Antoine Battut cited after straight red card for knee against Munster

He tried to knee him. That is not mere "intent" but an actual attempt. Same as throwing a punch, you've thrown it end of land or not. Tough that you're not very good at being a thug. Try to do it and I'll send you off.

1 Year, 8 Months ago

Antoine Battut cited after straight red card for knee against Munster

So what?

1 Year, 8 Months ago

Antoine Battut cited after straight red card for knee against Munster

Clear red. Perhaps the second incident was not seen? It happens.

1 Year, 8 Months ago

Antoine Battut cited after straight red card for knee against Munster

Clear red. Aim a knee at a player and your going (if seen). Good spot by Barnes.

1 Year, 8 Months ago

Antoine Battut cited after straight red card for knee against Munster

Yes All reds have automatic hearings. Your second paragraph is correct. This site and the press / media should take the time to get their "facts" right.

1 Year, 8 Months ago

 
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