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Kyle Sinckler cited for biting (footage inside)

Lions prop Kyle Sinckler has been cited by the commissioner following the second Lions test in cape Town on Saturday.  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. […]



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