Flip!, Springbok lock cited

Flip van der Merwe (Gallo Images)
Flip van der Merwe (Gallo Images)
Cape Town - Springbok lock Flip van der Merwe has been cited for alleged foul play during their Rugby Championship clash against Australia at Newlands on Saturday.

As it happened: Boks v Wallabies

VIDEO: Flip van der Merwe elbow

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.

Van der Merwe will now have to appear before a SANZAR judicial hearing.

The hearing will be heard by judicial officer Nicholas Davidson and will be held via video conference at 08:00 on Monday.
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