Rugby: Habana cited for kick

2009-11-17 00:00

SPRINGBOK wing Bryan Habana has been cited while Sharks flank Jean Deysel is on stand-by to replace the injured Schalk Burger in the Springbok Test team to face Italy on Saturday.

Ironically, while the Boks were battered by the fiery French in the opening quarter of Friday’s Test, it is Habana who has been cited for kicking France’s Vincent Clerc as he hung on to his leg after the whistle had been blown. The case will be heard by the IRB tomorrow.

If found guilty Habana could miss the Test against Italy on Saturday.

Burger and hooker Bismarck du Plessis both picked up rib cartilage injuries in the match against France and they will face fitness tests on Thursday.

Deysel, named in the side to play Saracens tonight, joined the Test squad in training yesterday as back-up to Burger.

“We are hoping Bismarck and Schalk will be ready to play this weekend, but we have to put a succession plan in place,” De Villiers said in reference to Deysel.

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