Wallabies star Taniela Tupou has been cited for alleged foul play within the loss to the Brumbies, placing him doubtful for the weekend’s conflict towards the NSW Waratahs.

SANZAAR stated in an announcement that the incident occurred on the 18:40 mark of the Reds’ 16-12 defeat.

At that second, Tupou put his full drive right into a clear out on Brumbies flanker Jahrome Brown, sending his rival flying. The referee noticed nothing improper on the time and Queensland bought a penalty quickly after.

Stan commentator, former Wallaby Justin Harrison, referred to as it an “efficient cleanout” in a replay of the incident.

“It’s an efficient cleanout, have a look at the response of Jahrome Brown afterwards as Taniela Tupou places each kilo and gram of his body weight into that cleanout, hitting shoulder first, not direct contact with the pinnacle. [Brown’s] not occupied with a breakdown for the following 4 phases and that’s the effectiveness of arriving with physicality.”

SANZAAR stated within the assertion: “Taniela Tupou of the Reds has been cited for alleged foul play throughout a Tremendous Rugby Pacific match on the weekend.

“Tupou is alleged to have contravened Regulation 9.20 Harmful play in a ruck or maul, through the match between the Brumbies and Reds at GIO Stadium in Canberra on 18 March 2022.

“Upon additional evaluation of the match footage, the Citing Commissioner deemed in his opinion the incident had met the Pink Card threshold for foul play.

“The Case is to be thought-about within the first occasion by the SANZAAR Foul Play Evaluation Committee which can happen on Monday 21 March 2022, 6pm (AEDT), by way of video-conference.

“All SANZAAR disciplinary issues are within the first occasion referred to the Foul Play Evaluation Committee to supply the choice of expediting the judicial course of.

“For a matter to be distributed with at this listening to, the individual showing should plead responsible and settle for the penalty provided by the Foul Play Evaluation Committee.”

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