Hurricanes' Ardie Savea in doubt after citing

04:44, Feb 18 2013

Hurricanes openside flanker Ardie Savea's early season is in doubt after he was cited after an incident in Saturday's pre-season match against the Chiefs in Mangatainoka.

Savea was cited for an alleged dangerous tackle in the 78th minute of the match which was won by the Chiefs 25-21.

Citing Commissioner Steve Hinds cited Savea under law 10.4(j) for an alleged lifting tackle on Chiefs replacement half back Augustine Pulu.

Savea will face a judicial hearing, to be conducted by video-conference, with Judicial Officer Nigel Hampton QC at 10am tomorrow.

If the citing is upheld and a sanction is imposed, any ban will carry over into Investec Super Rugby which starts on Saturday for the Hurricanes.

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