Samoa’s So’oialo cited for ball grabbing

Samoa fullback James So’oialo has been cited for an incident involving the grabbing of Adriaan Strauss’ testicles in yesterday’s game at Loftus Versfeld.

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 at the Southern Sun Montecasino Hotel, Johannesburg, at 09h00 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.