Paris - Australia lock Sitaleki Timani could
miss this weekend's Test against Wales after being cited for striking
an opponent in the narrow three-point victory over Italy in Florence on
A scuffle in the 13th minute of 22-19 win prompted
Timani to land a blow on an Italian with the incident failing to escape
the eye of the International Rugby Board's independent citing
The 26-year-old has been cited under Law 10.4 (a)
which states: "A player must not strike an opponent with the fist or
arm, including the elbow, shoulder, head or knee(s)."
on Monday said a hearing date has yet to be confirmed but should Timani
be found guilty and banned this week, it would leave Australia coach
Robbie Deans lacking forward options for Saturday's match.
Nathan Sharpe and Cadeyrn Neville are the only two available locks in the squad.
The Wallabies will travel to Cardiff looking to make it three straight Test wins after victories over Italy and England following defeat by