Jasper Wiese cleared over Samu Kerevi clean out

Jasper Wiese cleared over Samu Kerevi clean out

By Navitalai Naivalurua
Thursday 23/09/2021
Jasper Wiese leaves the field after he was sin-binned for dangerous play during South Africa's Rugby Championship loss to Australia in Brisbane, September 18, 2021 Albert Perez/Getty Images

Springboks back-rower Jasper Wiese has been cleared by the SANZAAR Judiciary Committee over a dangerous clean-out on Wallabies centre Samu Kerevi, however, the 25-year-old will still miss this week's centurion Test against New Zealand.

Wiese received a yellow card during the final minutes of Australia's 30-17 win over the world champions for making contact with the head of Kerevi at the ruck.

He was referred to the Judiciary for the incident as SANZAAR's Citing Commissioner deemed in his opinion the incident had met the Red Card threshold for foul play.

Judicial Committee Chair Michael Heron ruled that while the Australian player was vulnerable, the contact with the head was not intentional or highly reckless.

He says the Australian player was uninjured and his statement suggested the contact looked more serious than it was.

He adds there was no adverse reaction by any of the players and the referee was in a good position to see the actions of Wiese.

Judicial Committee Chair says Wiese is free to play in the upcoming matches.

However, the timing of the decision means Wiese will still miss the centurion game against the All Blacks regardless, with South Africa naming their team late Tuesday evening.

This forced coach Jacques Nienaber to leave him out of the side, expressing his frustration with the system.

The Springboks will meet the All Blacks at 7.05pm Saturday and the Wallabies will face Argentina at 10.05pm Saturday.

[Source: Rugby.com.au]

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