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Watch: South Africa’s Lood De Jager To Be Cited For This Challenge

NELSPRUIT, SOUTH AFRICA - AUGUST 20: Lood de Jager of the Springbok Team during The Rugby Championship match between South Africa and Argentina at Mbombela Stadium on August 20, 2016 in Nelspruit, South Africa. (Photo by Dirk Kotze/Gallo Images/Getty Images)

Lood De Jager could be in hot water after flying into a ruck against New Zealand yesterday.

The Springboks suffered a record home defeat to their great rivals, as the World Cup champions ran riot in the second half to win 57-15.

But things could go from bad to worse for South Africa, after lock Lood De Jager flew into a ruck off his feet and led with the shoulder. He made contact with Wyatt Crockett, who was thankfully unharmed after the challenge.

The second row received a yellow card, but it might not end there.

According to, the citing commissioner has deemed that it was a challenge worthy of a red card.

De Jager is alleged to be in breach of Law 10.4, which states that a player must not charge into a ruck or maul, without the use of arms or grasping a player.

The citing is to be considered in the first instance by Sanzaar duty judicial officer Adam Casselden.

All Sanzaar disciplinary matters are in the first instance referred to a duty judicial officer hearing to provide the option of expediting the judicial process.

The Springboks have a busy schedule over the coming weeks, facing the Barbarians, England, Italy and Wales.

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Author: The PA Team

This article was written by a member of The PA Team.