Samoan player cited for grabbing hooker’s testicles

Samoa fullback, James So’oialo, has been cited for an incident involving South African hooker, Adriaan Strauss, in the final of a four nation tournament at Loftus Versfeld, Pretoria, on Saturday.

So’oialo was cited under Law 10.4(m), committing an act contrary to good sportsmanship. He is alleged to have grabbed the testicles of Strauss.

The incident, which occurred in the 12th minute of the second half was referred to Judicial Officer, Jeff Blackett, by citing commissioner, Peter Larter, both of the Rugby Football Union.

So’oialo will appear at a judicial hearing in Johannesburg on Sunday, 23 June.

Meanwhile Samoan wing, Alesana Tuilagi, will appear before a disciplinary hearing following his sending off in the same match for a dangerous tackle on Springbok centre, Jean de Villiers. That hearing is scheduled to take place at 10h00 at the same venue.

South Africa won the match 56-23.

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