Rugby

Bakkies cited in France

2013-02-19 21:20
Bakkies Botha (AFP)
Johannesburg - Toulon lock Bakkies Botha has been cited for a shoulder charge on Montpellier wing Yoan Audrin.

According to the supersport.com website, the former Springbok lock will face a disciplinary committee on March 5 after taking out Audrin without the ball during Toulon's 51-6 victory over Montpellier at Stade Felix Mayol last weekend.

In a bizarre twist of events, Audrin was shown a yellow card for (involuntarily) clattering into Toulon scrumhalf Nicolas Durand in the air after being bumped off course by Botha, whose enormous frame obscured the referee's view.

The match was just Botha's second game back after a long layoff following surgery on a fractured eye socket.


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