Matavesi cited for foul play

Date published: December 29 2015

Ospreys centre Josh Matavesi has been cited for foul play after Saturday’s PRO12 match against the Scarlets in Llanelli.

Matavesi is alleged to have contravened Law 10.4 (j) – Lifting a player from the ground and dropping or driving that player into the ground whilst that player’s feet are still off the ground such that the player’s head and/or upper body come into contact with the ground.

The Fijian international was cited by the independent citing commissioner for the alleged offence which occurred in the 51st minute of the clash, which the Ospreys won 27-26.

The player’s hearing, before an independent PRO12 Rugby disciplinary committee will take place on Wednesday, 30 December 2015.