Australia could be without Dean Mumm for their tour of the northern hemisphere.
As if there wasn’t enough bad blood between the All Blacks and Australia following the portrayal of Michael Cheika as a clown in a kiwi newspaper, the citing commissioner has identified an incident of foul play during yesterday’s encounter.
During the 52nd minute, Mumm appeared to strike Brodie Retallick on the blind side of a ruck. Both the referee and linesman didn’t pick up on the incident that left the All Black lock on the ground.
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The unfortunate Retallick will now have to pass concussion protocols if he is to make New Zealand’s clash with Ireland in Chicago. If he fails, the 25 year-old’s place will go to the Hurricanes’ Vaea Fifita.
If found guilty, Mumm is will most likely miss out on the Wallabies tour, as the citing commissioner deemed the incident had met the red card threshold for foul play.
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