Belfast Telegraph

Thursday 10 July 2014

Vuna clear to face Wales

Winger Cooper Vuna was cited under 'dangerous tackling' and 'tackling the jumper in the air'

Australia winger Cooper Vuna will be available to play against Wales in Saturday's third Test in Sydney despite being found guilty of tackling Leigh Halfpenny in mid-air during last weekend's second Test in Melbourne.

Vuna was cited under Law 10.4(e) "Dangerous Tackling", and 10.4(i) "Tackling the jumper in the air" following an incident in the 60th minute of Saturday night's Test.

His hearing was held in Sydney on Monday, when Judicial Officer Bruce Squire QC concluded there were significant and compelling mitigating factors, including a lack of intent on Vuna's behalf, which did not warrant a suspension being imposed for the offence.