Sinckler only citing
Despite a possible bite for Stuart Hogg doing the rounds on social media, he has avoided any action, as have Itoje for a knee across the throat area of Damian de Allende.
South Africa’s Faf de Klerk escaped any sanction after his high shot on Connor Murray. Cheslin Kolbe also gets away with one following his yellow.
Kyle Sinckler has been brought up for biting, but there isn’t much evidence in the public eye to go with.
The breakdown where the Sinckler incident occurs. You can’t see anything from Sky’s camera, and there were no replays or other angles looked at. #LionsRugby #Lions #LionsTour2021 #LionsSA2021 pic.twitter.com/Ku4n7hnFZD
— Robert Rees (@Rreesrugby) August 1, 2021
About a minute later you can hear the mics pick up referee Ben O’ Keeffe saying, “Siya [Kolisi], I understand what Franco [Mostert] said but I can’t do anything about that right now. If there is anything, it will be dealt with after the game if we need to.”
Sinckler will attend an independent disciplinary hearing after he was cited by Scott Nowland (Australia) for an act of foul play contrary to Law 9.12 (biting) during the 64th minute of the second test against South Africa in Cape Town on 31 July, 2021.
The hearing will be via video conference, before an independent Judicial Committee chaired by Adam Casselden SC (Australia), joined by former international players David Croft and John Langford (both Australia).
The hearing takes place on August 3. The final Lions vs. South Africa test takes place on Saturday 7.
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