Wanganui wing John Mow has been cleared of a dangerous tackle charge after an incident in the Heartland rugby match against Mid Canterbury last Saturday.
Mow appeared before New Zealand Rugby Union judicial officer Nigel Hampton QC today after being cited by citing commissioner Steve Hinds for a tackle on Mid Canterbury player Siale Lolohea in the 25th minute of the second half.
As a result of the tackle, Lolohea left the field and Mow was given a yellow card by the match referee Todd Pullar.
Under the rules regarding foul play which has been seen and dealt with by match officials on the field of play, the judicial officer may only intervene if he concludes that the referee’s reasons for dealing with the incident in the manner he did were wrong.
Having considered all the evidence received, Hampton could not establish that the referee’s reasons for yellow-carding Mow were wrong.
Since no further action could be taken against Mow, he dismissed the citing.