CJ faces lengthy sanction

Lions prop CJ van der Linde has been cited for biting and could face a long ban if found guilty.

According to a Sanzar statement, Van der Linde is alleged to have contravened Law 10.4 (m) Acts contrary to good sportsmanship, when he bit Force lock Toby Lynn on Saturday.

The referee Garratt Williamson referred the incident to the citing commissioner by issuing a white card following a complaint by Force captain David Pocock. Upon further review of the match footage the citing commissioner deemed the incident had met the red card threshold for foul play.