Etzebeth faces lengthy ban for eye gouging

Last updated 07:20 20/11/2012
Eben Etzebeth
Getty Images
CLEARED: Eben Etzebeth was cleared of an eye gouging charge and has been named in the starting 15.

Relevant offers

International

Wallabies set for tests against Europe's elite Reason: Players flying feet first into trouble New Cup format ends long-running rugby dispute Quade Cooper backs a combined Anzac team Kiwi Russell to step down as Newcastle coach Munster rout Toulouse, Clermont edge Leicester French club rugby money looms for NZ players Ex All Black Jimmy Cowan leaving Gloucester United States qualify for 2015 Rugby World Cup Former All Blacks add flavour to the Barbarians

South Africa lock Eben Etzebeth could be hit with a lengthy ban after being cited for making contact with the eye area of Scotland first five Greig Laidlaw during a test.

The Six Nations, which oversees disciplinary issues during autumn tests, says the alleged incident happened in the second half of Saturday's match at Murrayfield, which the Springboks won 21-10.

The 21-year-old Etzebeth will attend a disciplinary hearing on Tuesday. He is likely to be banned for between 12 and 24 weeks if found guilty. The maximum sanction for this type of offence is 156 weeks.

South Africa plays England on Saturday in the last match of its European tour.

Ad Feedback

- AP

Special offers

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content