Brumbies flanker and Australian saviour David Pocock, has been cited for dangerous play during his side’s shattering loss at home to the Chiefs earlier on Saturday.
The Chiefs completely dominated Pocock’s men leading to hostilities between the two teams.
The incident took place in the 74th minute of the match when tensions were at their highest and the openside flanker’s actions went unpunished.
However in replays revealed after the game, it was deemed that Pocock had grabbed Japan captain and Chiefs No 8 Michael Leitch around the neck at a maul.
Whilst analysing the match footage of the Brumbies and Chiefs game, the Citing Commissioner believed that the incident was against the rules of rugby and not suitable behaviour on the pitch.
Pocock’s punishment will only be known next week. The Brumbies are nearly halfway through the Super Rugby group stages and while they sit pretty near the summit of the top of the table, a ban to their star man could wreck their season.
The Brumbies are going to have their fingers crossed that their top performer won’t be out for too long.