Etzebeth hit with citing

Sat, 08 Sep 2012 14:28

Springbok lock Eben Etzebeth has been cited following an allegation of foul play in his team's 26-19 defeat to the Wallabies in Perth on Saturday.

Etzebeth is alleged to have contravened Law 10.4 (a) Punching or Striking, when he made contact with Australian player Nathan Sharpe with his head in the 25th minute of the match.

Upon further review of the match footage the Citing Commissioner deemed in his opinion the incident had met the Red Card threshold for foul play.

The Citing is to be considered in the first instance by SANZAR Duty Judicial Officer Mike Heron.