Burger and Botha cited after Lions match

South Africa flanker Schalk Burger and lock Bakkies Botha have been cited for foul play during Saturday’s 28-25 win over the British and Irish Lions, the tourists said in a statement.

Burger was yellow carded in the first minute for gouging the eye of Lions wing Luke Fitzgerald, which television replays confirmed and could face a several months’ ban.

“I felt a hand going for my eyes,” said Fitzgerald. “If the referee decided to take action then it probably is a red card.”

Botha faces action for a second-half charge on Lions prop Adam Jones which left the Welshman with a dislocated shoulder. - Reuters


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