Cape Town - Tomas Lavanini of Argentina
has been cited for alleged foul play during their Rugby Championship Test against the All Blacks in Napier on Saturday.
Lavanini is alleged to have contravened Law 10.4 (h) Dangerous Charging when he
made contact with New Zealand skipper Richie McCaw during the match at McLean Park.
The referee for the match, Pascal Gauzere, awarded a penalty for the
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 Adam Casselden.
All SANZAR disciplinary matters are in the first instance referred to a Duty
Judicial Officer hearing to provide the option of expediting the judicial
For a matter to be dispensed with at this hearing, the person appearing must
plead guilty and accept the penalty offered by the DJO.