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Etzebeth cleared to face Poms

2012-11-20 22:09
Eben Etzebeth (AFP)
Cape Town - Springbok lock Eben Etzebeth was on Tuesday cleared of foul play by an independent IRB-appointed Judicial Officer, David Martin of Ireland.

Etzebeth, 21, was on Monday cited for making contact with the "eye or eye area" of Scotland flyhalf Greig Laidlaw, with the alleged incident occurring in the second half of the Springboks' 21-10 victory at Murrayfield.

The Judicial Officer ruled that the contact in the area of the Scotland player's eyes was accidental, and as such did not constitute foul play.

Video: Eben Etzebeth cited

As a result, Etzebeth is available to play in Saturday’s match against England at Twickenham.

Kick-off is at 16:30 (SA time).

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