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Disciplinary Report for
Sam Herte of Roger Williams 1st Men's
Match Date: 28 October 2018

Location: Bentley University Athletic Facilities 450 Beaver Street Waltham, MA 02452

Red Card Offense

Player's Position:
  Flanker
Nature of Offense
high tackle

Teams and Results
Home:    Roger Williams University Score    31
Visitor:   Bentley University Score    12
Time into match of Incident:   78
Score at Time:   (H)  31   (V)   12
Offending-side Captain:  Dalton Chaffee
Opposing-side Captain:   Brendan O'Connel
Weather and Field Conditions
Cool and overcast and slightly damp as a result of the previous day's heavy rains. The pitch was a multi-purposed artificial surface, mostly dedicated to American football, which brought with it the usual confusion with lines, posts, etc., but Bentley took the care to clearly demarcate touch lines and the in-goal areas with white tape and flags/field markers.

General Pattern of Play
Bentley was clearly the more experienced and superior team. They held the majority of possession and attacked with great variety through the backs. However, Bentley's tackling technique deteriorated as the match wore on. Starting players became fatigued and second-line players entered the match, resulting in several high tackle penalties, a yellow card, and two red cards. It was telling that Bentley scored only a single try in the second half as a result of the penalties, substitutions, and being undermanned. Roger Williams had their own issues with indiscipline, particularly with being offsides in the first half, but they were the more composed team in the second half and benefited from the captain's strong leadership.

Detailed Report of Incident
After repeated high tackle offenses from both sides, resulting in numerous penalties and two yellow cards, the captains from both teams were warned that any subsequent high tackle offenses would result in a red card. The captains then informed their respective teams. Shortly afterwards, a teammate of the offending player committed a high tackle and was sanctioned with a red card. This particular offending player was a substitute and had not been on the pitch for very long. Nonetheless, the offending player wrapped their arm around an attacking players neck in a tackle and was sanctioned with a red card.

Referee:
  Thomas McNeil
Society:
  NERRS
Date Submitted:
  29 October 2018