De Jager cited after yellow card offence

Date published: October 9 2016

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Lock Lood de Jager has been cited for foul play after South Africa's embarrassing defeat to New Zealand on Saturday.

The Springboks were humiliated 57-15 in Durban and to rub salt in their wounds De Jager has now been cited for charging into a ruck with no arms. Charging includes any contact made without use of the arms, or without grasping a player.

The referee for the match, Jerome Garces, awarded a yellow card for the incident which occurred in the 72nd minute.

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 SANZAAR Duty Judicial Officer Adam Casselden.

All SANZAAR disciplinary matters are in the first instance referred to a Duty Judicial Officer hearing to provide the option of expediting the judicial process.

For a matter to be dispensed with at this hearing, the person appearing must plead guilty and accept the penalty offered by the DJO.

Meanwhile, Australian scrum-half Nick Phipps was issued with a Citing Commissioner Warning for contravening Law 10.4 (m) Acts contrary to good sportsmanship.

Phipps pushed an Argentinian medical staff member to the ground in the 67th minute of Australia's Test agasinst Argentina at Twickenham on Saturday. 

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