South Africa 28-25 British & Irish Lions, Pretoria, June 27
Springboks duo cited following Pretoria clash
June 27, 2009
Springboks flanker Schalk Burger was sent to the sin-bin for his offence in the first minute of the game © Getty Images
South African forwards Schalk Burger and Bakkies Botha face disciplinary hearings on Sunday after being cited for alleged foul play following their second Test victory over the British & Irish Lions at Loftus Versfeld.
Flanker Burger has been reported for allegedly making contact with the eye area of Lions wing Luke Fitzgerald while second row Botha has been cited for a dangerous charge on Lions prop Adam Jones.
Both players must now face the judiciary in Pretoria where they face potential bans ruling them out of the third Test in Johannesburg next weekend.
Burger was given a yellow card following the incident that took place just 32 seconds into the match and returned to the game to help steer the Springboks to a series-clinching 28-25 victory.
Munster flanker Alan Quinlan, an original selection for this summer's tour, was handed a 12-week ban for a similar offence during the Heineken Cup semi-final last month while Italy's Sergio Parisse faces eight weeks on the sidelines after being found guilty of such an offence in his side's defeat against New Zealand on Saturday.
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