Flip van der Merwe cited

2013-09-30 00:00

CAPE TOWN — Springbok lock Flip van der Merwe has been cited for alleged foul play during the Bok’s Rugby Championship clash against Australia at Newlands on Saturday.

Van der Merwe is alleged to have contravened Law 10.4 (a) — Punching or Striking — when he made contact with Australian wing Joe Tomane. The incident occurred in the 39th minute of the match, which the Boks won 28-8.

Referee Jérôme Garcès issued a yellow card for the incident.

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 (DJO) Nigel Hampton.

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