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Disciplinary Report for
Joey Salvatore of Keene State
Match Date: 22 September 2018

Location: 1 Mansfield City Rd, Mansfield Center, CT 06250

Yellow Card Offense

Player's Position:
  centre
Nature of Offense
The offending player was playing defense and made a late hit on a attacking player without the ball, from an offside position, and followed through on the hit with excessive force even though played had moved well beyond where the tackle was initiated.

Teams and Results
Home:    Eastern Connecticut State University Score    68
Visitor:   Keene State College Score    0
Time into match of Incident:   59
Score at Time:   (H)  0   (V)   0
Offending-side Captain:  Casey Bracket
Opposing-side Captain:   Kody Duplissie
Weather and Field Conditions
Slightly breezy and partly cloudy. The pitch was relatively bare in terms of grass cover and there were a few heavily muddied patches, but the ground had a soft clay base making it a very good surface for rugby.

General Pattern of Play
ECS played inspired rugby in all areas of the game. It was a physical and fast match on both sides, but ECS just played at another level in terms of energy and commitment. Keene State played hard to the end, though their discipline lapsed at times near the end of the match.

Detailed Report of Incident
The offending player was defending and made contact with an attacking player from an offside position and after the ball had already been offloaded. Instead of letting up, the defensive player then continued to drive through the tackle of the attacking player, who was in a vulnerable position having just offloaded the ball. Not only did the offending player follow through with the tackle, they drove the attacking player back several metres before slamming the body of the attacking player into the ground. At this point, play had moved nearly twenty metres away downfield. Considering the offside position, excessive force of the hit, following through rather than letting up, driving the body of a vulnerable player into the ground, and finishing the hit well away from the course of play, I thought the play merited a yellow card.

Referee:
  Thomas McNeil
Society:
  NERRS
Date Submitted:
  23 September 2018