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Wallabies flanker Michael Hooper cited for punching

Wallabies flanker Michael Hooper to face judiciary on punching charge

Wallabies flanker Michael Hooper cited for punching

SYDNEY (AP) -- Wallabies flanker Michael Hooper will face a SANZAR judicial hearing Wednesday after being cited for punching Argentina flyhalf Nicolas Sanchez during their Rugby Championship test at Mendoza last weekend.

Hooper, who was a second half substitute, is accused of striking Sanchez in the 59th minute of the match, won 34-9 by Australia.

If found guilty, he could incur a minimum one-match suspension that would force him to miss the Wallabies' next match against the All Blacks in Sydney on Aug. 8. Both teams are unbeaten and the winner of the match will likely win the Rugby Championship title.


Updated : 2021-09-19 20:14 GMT+08:00