Loading...
Loading Live Scoring...
*All times CAT (GMT+2)

Rugby | International Rugby

Sitaleki Timani © Gallo Images

Timani cited for blow during Italy win



Australia lock Sitaleki Timani could miss this weekend's test against Wales after being cited for striking an opponent in the narrow three-point victory over Italy in Florence on Saturday.

A scuffle in the 13th minute of 22-19 win prompted Timani to land a blow on an Italian with the incident failing to escape the eye of the International Rugby Board's independent citing commissioner.

The 26-year-old has been cited under Law 10.4 (a) which states: "A player must not strike an opponent with the fist or arm, including the elbow, shoulder, head or knee(s)."

A statement on Monday said a hearing date has yet to be confirmed but should Timani be found guilty and banned this week, it would leave Australia coach Robbie Deans lacking forward options for Saturday's match.

Nathan Sharpe and Cadeyrn Neville are the only two available locks in the squad.

The Wallabies will travel to Cardiff looking to make it three straight test wins after victories over Italy and England following defeat by France.



Comments

More expert analysis and opinion from Sport24
The opinions expressed by Sport24 experts and bloggers are theirs alone, and do not necessarily represent those of SuperSport

Event Streaming

Channel Streaming

Other Live Streaming

Event Streaming

Channel Streaming

Latest Video Highlights

Sports Talk



Gavin Rich
Thank heavens for little Pat
It was Maurice Chevalier who sang that enduring song “Thank heavens for little girls” and I have...

Tony Johnson
Interesting times ahead
Congratulations to Fiji for their second straight HSBC World Sevens Series title.

Brenden Nel
The other side of transformation
There are times when you really have to feel for those rugby administrators who slog behind the...

Super Wrap
The monster issue facing SA teams
Coaching a South African rugby team is like moving in behind the steering wheel of a monster truck...