Australia captain James Horwill cited for stamping

Australia Rugby captain James Horwill has been cited for allegedly stamping on British and Irish Lions lock Alun Wyn Jones in the opening Test.

Twenty-eight-year-old Horwill has been cited for stamping or trampling on fellow lock Jones during the Lions ‘ 21-23 victory.

The alleged incident occurred in the third minute of the first Test and was referred to the citing commissioner by the Lions.

The Queensland Reds captain was cited under Law 10.4 b of the International Rugby Board’s disciplinary rules, which states “a player must not stamp or trample on an opponent”.

Both the Wallabies and the Lions will be based in Melbourne for the second Test match at Melbourne’s Etihad Stadium.

The judicial hearing is scheduled to take place in Melbourne at 10:30 BST (19:30 local) on Sunday.

Thirty-five cap Horwill could miss the rest of the Lions series if found guilty as earlier this year Lions centre Brian O’Driscoll was suspended for three weeks after he was found guilty of stamping during the Six Nations match against Italy.

The match was Horwill’s first Test for Australia in 18 months as he had a hamstring problem which ruled him out last year.

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