New Zealand second-row Patrick Tuipulotu appeared on Friday 17 November before an independent World Rugby Judicial Officer in Edinburgh having been cited by an independent World Rugby Citing Commissioner for alleged foul play (dangerous charging) in the match between France XV and New Zealand XV at Groupama Stadium in Lyon on Tuesday 14 November.

The Judicial Officer, Roger Morris (Wales) listened to representations by and on behalf of the player, viewed video footage of the incident and reviewed all of the other evidence. 

He was not satisfied on the balance of probabilities that act an of foul play had been committed, and accordingly dismissed the citing complaint. 

Patrick Tuipulotu is free to resume playing immediately.

The full decision is available here.