Rugby - Bulls' Ralepelle cited for dangerous contact

Bulls' hooker Chiliboy Ralepelle has been cited for dangerous contact in Saturday's 36-26 Super Rugby victory over Western Force at Loftus Versveld in Pretoria.


Ralepelle is alleged to have charged into a ruck without using his arms and striking Force winger Alfi Mafi.

On-field officials did not hand out a penalty for the offence, but after reviewing match footage the citing commissioner deemed the incident worthy of a red card.

The judicial officer for the hearing will be Jannie Lubbe SC and he will hear the case at 1530 GMT on Monday.

Lions' Butch James pled guilty to a similar offence in last year's Super Rugby competition and received a four-week suspension.

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