Manu players Rey Lee-Lo, Motu Matu’u cited for acts of foul play

Manu Samoa centre Rey Lee-Lo and hooker Motu Matu’u have been cited for acts of foul play during their 34-9 victory over Russia on Tuesday night.

World Cup Rugby stated in a media release on Wednesday that their conduct is contrary to Law 9.13 (dangerous high tackle).

The two players will attend hearings before an independent Judicial Committee chaired by Wang Shao Ing (Singapore lawyer and former international player), joined by former international players John Langford (Australia) and Olly Kohn (Wales).

The hearings will take place in Tokyo on the same date to be agreed with the players and their representatives.

Samoa winger Ed Fidow has also received a Citing Commissioner Warning for an act of foul play contrary to Law 9.12 (punching or striking) in the same match. This remains on his disciplinary record in the event that he accumulates any combination of three warnings or yellow cards during the tournament.

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