Rugby Championship

Bok loosie Wiese cited: 'A player must not physically abuse anyone'

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South Africa’s Jasper Wiese leaves the field after receiving a yellow card during the Rugby Championship against Australia in Brisbane on 18 September 2021. (Photo by Albert Perez/Getty Images)
South Africa’s Jasper Wiese leaves the field after receiving a yellow card during the Rugby Championship against Australia in Brisbane on 18 September 2021. (Photo by Albert Perez/Getty Images)

Springbok loose forward Jasper Wiese could miss Saturday's Test against the All Blacks in Townsville after being cited for alleged foul play.

Wiese is alleged to have contravened Law 9.12: a player must not physically abuse anyone, during last Saturday's 30-17 loss to the Wallabies in Brisbane.

English referee Matthew Carley issued a yellow card for the incident, which occurred in the 78th minute.

Upon further review of the match footage, the citing commissioner deemed that the incident had met the red card threshold for foul play.

Following initial consideration by the Sanzaar foul play review committee, Wiese will appear before Sanzaar judicial committee hearing.

The judicial committee will comprise Michael Heron QC (chair), Helen Morgan and Chris Smith and the hearing will be held via video conference on Tuesday.

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