Wellington -The Brumbies are sweating on the potential loss of Michael Hooper for
next week's crucial Super Rugby clash with the Reds after
the in-form flank was cited for a lifting tackle.
Hooper's alleged indiscretion came when he lifted Victor
Vito in the 48th minute of the Brumbies' 37-25 victory over the
Hurricanes in Wellington on Friday.
Hooper was penalised at the time, but on
Saturday SANZAR deemed the incident had met the red card threshold for
The matter is now in the hands of SANZAR judicial officer Mike Heron, who will review the footage and make a judgement call.