Belfast Telegraph

Tuesday 31 March 2015

Heaslip in clear after citing

South African rugby's international reputation was in further ridicule last night when their citing of Irish number eight Jamie Heaslip for allegedly eye-gouging flanker Heinrich Brussow during Saturday's 15-10 win at Croke Park was thrown out by the Scottish citing commissioner Douglas Hunter.

The Irish camp were surprised to learn yesterday that the Springboks, whose raising of a disciplinary issue was unprecedented, had raised the issue of an alleged eye-gouging as well as a number of other referrals, according to an IRFU statement.

Hunter reviewed the match video at length throughout the day before refusing to cite any player.

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