Lima cited for tackle on Wilkinson
September 23, 2007
Samoa centre Brian Lima has been cited for an alleged dangerous tackle on Jonny Wilkinson during yesterday's World Cup clash in Nantes.
Veteran Lima, the only player to feature in five World Cups, will face a disciplinary hearing tomorrow.
The 35-year-old, who is nearing the end of his Test career, has been reported by match citing commissioner, New Zealander Steve Hines.
Lima lunged at Wilkinson during the second half, although he failed to make contact and referee Alan Lewis took no action.
Hines, though, has adopted a different stance, and Lima could now be ruled out of Samoa's final group game against the United States in Saint-Etienne on Wednesday.
Wilkinson was not hurt, but Lima has carved a reputation for his no-nonsense tackling, earning him the nickname ``The Chiropractor''.
Samoa were beaten 44-22 by England, a defeat that knocked them out of the tournament and made it the worst campaign in their World Cup history.
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