Shaw cited following Lions' victory
July 4, 2009
Shaw sits out the action at Ellis Park after seeing yellow for his reckless challenge on South Africa scrum-half Fourie du Preez © Getty Images
British and Irish Lions lock Simon Shaw has been cited for alleged dangerous play during the third Test against South Africa in Johannesburg.
England forward Shaw has been summoned to attend a disciplinary hearing tomorrow morning. He must answer a charge of striking with the knee on Springboks scrum-half Fourie du Preez during the Lions' 28-9 victory.
Shaw was sin-binned for the offence, but New Zealand citing officer Steve Hinds has decided the incident warrants closer scrutiny.
Shaw is the second Lions player to be cited on their 10-match South Africa tour, following Scotland forward Nathan Hines who received a one-week ban for a dangerous tackle during the 13-13 draw against the Emerging Springboks in Cape Town 11 days ago.
If found guilty, Wasps lock Shaw could miss the opening games of next season's Guinness Premiership campa
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