Lions backrower Sean O'Brien cited after 2nd test

BY AP • July 1, 2017

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) British and Irish Lions backrower Sean O'Brien has been cited for striking an opponent during Saturday's second rugby test against the All Blacks.

O'Brien will appear before a judicial panel on Sunday evening to answer the charge of striking All Blacks winger Waisake Naholo with a swinging arm.

Citing commissioner Scott Nowland of Australia said the incident in the 19th minute of the match, won 24-21 by the Lions, met the threshold for a red card.

All Blacks center Sonny Bill Williams, who was sent off in the 25th minute for a dangerous shoulder charge on Lions winger Anthony Watson, will face the judiciary earlier Sunday.

Williams, who was the first All Black to be sent off in a test for 50 years, is expected to miss the deciding third test at Auckland on Saturday.


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