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Chiliboy cleared of foul play

Rugby

Cape Town - Bulls hooker Chiliboy Ralepelle has been exonerated by a SANZAR judicial hearing after being cited for dangerous contact in his side's 36-26 Super Rugby victory over the Western Force on Saturday.

Ralepelle was accused of charging into a ruck without using his arms and striking Force winger Alfi Mafi.

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POLOKWANE, SOUTH AFRICA - FEBRAURY 09, Chilliboy Ralepelle of Vodacom Bulls during the warm up match between Vodacom Bulls and Toyota Cheetahs at Peter Mokaba Stadium on February 09, 2013 in Polokwane, South AfricaPhoto by Philip Maeta / Gallo Images

Although the match officials did not react to the play, after reviewing the video evidence citing commissioner Freek Burger deemed the incident worthy of a red card.

However, judicial officer for the hearing Jannie Lubbe found on Monday that the Springbok forward had no case to answer. – Reuters

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