DHL Western Province flank and captain Deon Fourie was cleared of foul play on Wednesday after being cited for making contact with Sharks flank Keegan Daniel’s face in the eye area during their Absa Currie Cup clash at DHL Newlands last Saturday.
Fourie appeared before a SARU judicial committee in Cape Town on Tuesday for allegedly breaching law 10.4 (m).
But the player was cleared of any infringement, resulting in the citing being dismissed.
In his findings Judicial Officer Advocate Donny Jacobs declared that the evidence presented did not show intent by Fourie to injure Daniel, but rather that the player had tried to free himself from Daniel’s grip after being pulled to ground.
Fourie is free to resume his Absa Currie Cup duties.