Greyling cited for strike
15 Sep 2012
Springbok prop Dean Greyling has been cited for foul play following the Test in Dunedin on Saturday.
According to a statement from Sanzar, Greyling is alleged to have contravened Law 10.4 (a) Punching or Striking, when he made contact with All Blacks captain Richie McCaw with his arm in the 64th Minute of Saturday’s match.
Referee George Clancy spotted the infringement and proceeded to yellow-card Greyling. Upon further review of the match footage the citing commissioner deemed the incident had met the red card threshold for foul play.
Meanwhile, Bok coach Heyneke Meyer offered a public apology to McCaw.
‘I am very big on discipline and it is unacceptable,’ Meyer said. ‘I think it cost us the game as well.
‘I want to apologise to Richie and we will deal with it in-house, but it is unacceptable. We are a team that prides ourselves and you can’t afford these things in games.’