Le Roux cited for aerial challenge

Date published: June 26 2016

Springbok full-back Willie le Roux was cited for allegedly breaching Law 10.4 (i), tackling a player in the air during the Boks 19-13 victory over Ireland in Port Elizabeth on Saturday.

Le Roux was cited by commissioner James Absaloms of Kenya for making contact with Ireland full-back Tiernan O’Halloran in the 11th minute of the match as they both leapt in the air for a high ball, causing the Irish player to somersault and land heavily on his upper body and head.

The Sharks back was given a temporary suspension (yellow card) for the offence by referee Glen Jackson.

The hearing will take place at the Southern Sun Garden Court hotel in Port Elizabeth and be heard by Judicial Officer, Terry Willis, of Australia.