South Africa lock Eben Etzebeth has been cited for alleged foul play during their Rugby Championship defeat to Australia in Perth on Saturday.
Etzebeth is alleged to have contravened Law 10.4 (a) Punching or Striking, when he made contact with Australian lock Nathan Sharpe with his head. The incident occurred in the 25th minute of the match between Australia and South Africa at Patersons Stadium in Perth on September 8.
Upon further review of match footage the Citing Commissioner deemed in his opinion the incident had met the Red Card threshold.
The Citing is to be considered in the first instance by SANZAR Duty Judicial Officer Mike Heron.