Rhodes off the hook for dangerous play

2011-04-19 00:00

A SANZAR judicial hearing has found Lions and former Sharks flank Michael Rhodes not guilty of foul play after an incident during last Saturday’s Super Rugby match between the Lions and the Stormers.

Rhodes was cited for an alleged late and dangerous charge on Stormers fullback Conrad Jantjes during the first half of the match in Johannesburg.

After reviewing additional unaired television footage presented by the Lions — showing the incident from an alternative angle — Sanzar judicial officer Peter Ingwersen was satisfied that Rhodes had shown no malice in his actions and the charges against him were dropped.

The hearing was held at the Golden Lions Rugby Union in Johannesburg.

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