England’s Piers Francis has been cited for foul play following a tackle that left United States full-back Will Hooley with concussion.
Francis, who will appear before a disciplinary panel in Tokyo, made the tackle early on in the Rugby World Cup match, which England won 45-7.
US flanker John Quill was sent off for a high tackle late on in the match.
Australia’s Reece Hodge and Rey Lee-Lo of Samoa both received three-match bans after being cited for high tackles.
High tackles are under heavy scrutiny at the World Cup, after World Rugby introduced new guidance to reduce head injuries.
In other news – Rhythm City’s Siphiwe Mtshali quits soapie after 10 years
Rhythm City star Siphiwe Mtshali has quit the show after 10 years. Mtshali, who is also a musician, portrayed the role of sleek Kasi tsotsi, Bash. His character will be phased out in style as Bash gets killed by another thug, Khulekani, on Friday night (September 27). Like all tsotsis, Bash will go out with a bang in a very dramatic sendoff.
Speaking to SowetanLIVE, Mtshali confirmed he was leaving the soapie to pursue other things. The former Jam Alley presenter said he enjoyed playing Bash and grew with the character. continue reading