25 Feb 2012

Hobbs receives off-field yellow card

11:48 am on 25 February 2012

The Blues first five Michael Hobbs has been handed an off-field yellow card for his high tackle on midfielder Ryan Crotty in Friday night's 19-18 loss to the Crusaders in the Super Rugby season opener at Eden Park.

The incident occurred in the 28th minute of the match.

An off-field yellow card may be issued by the SANZAR Citing Commissioner for foul play incidents that are very close to, but in his opinion do not meet the red card threshold for citings.

In this case the incident was acted on by the referee for the match and on further review of the match footage the citing commissioner deemed an off-field yellow card was appropriate.