Schalk Brits

ERC has received a Citing Complaint following Round 1 of the 2011/12 Heineken Cup.

The Citing Complaint is against SCHALK BRITS (No 2) – Saracens (v Benetton Treviso on Sunday, 13 November 2011)

The complaint was made by Citing Commisioner, Jean-Etienne Bernard (France). Brits is alleged to have carried out a dangerous tackle on the Benetton Treviso wing, Benjamin De Jager (No 14) during the first half of the game at Vicarage Road.

Rod McKenzie (Scotland) has been appointed as the Judicial Officer to hear this matter and the hearing will take place tomorrow, Wednesday 16 November 2011.

Law 10.4 (j) – Lifting a player from the ground and either dropping or driving that player’s head and/or upper body into the ground whilst the player’s feet are off the ground.

Under the IRB Recommended Sanctions for Offences Committed within the Playing Enclosure, Law 10.4 (j) carries the following penalties: Low End: 3 weeks; Mid Range: 6 weeks; Top End: 10+ to 52 weeks.