2019 RWC: Hodge cited for an act of foul play

Reece Hodge scores a try during the Rugby World Cup opener against the Flying Fijians at Saporo Some, Japan. Picture: SUPPLIED.

AUSTRALIA winger Reece Hodge has been cited by John Montgomery (Scotland) for an act of foul play contrary to Law 9.13 (dangerous tackle) in the 25th minute of Australia’s Rugby World Cup 2019 Pool D match against Fiji on 21 September.

Hodge was cited for a no arms tackle that made contact with Flying Fijians loose man Peceli Yato that left him concussed.

Hodgewill attend a hearing before an independent judicial committee chaired by Nigel Hampton, QC (New Zealand), former international coach Frank Hadden (Scotland) and former referee José Luis Rolandi (Argentina).

The hearing will take place in Tokyo with the date and time to be confirmed shortly.

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