New Zealand hooker Andrew Hore has been cited by the IRB’s independent Citing Commissioner for allegedly striking an opponent during the match between Wales and New Zealand at the Millennium Stadium on Saturday.
All Black Hore is alleged to have struck Wales lock forward, Bradley Davies in the second minute of the match on Saturday.
Davies immediately went down after the incident and he was taken to hospital for a brain scan.
The time and date of the hearing, before the IRB’s appointed independent Judicial Officer, have yet to be fixed.
All Black coach Steve Hansen has been forced to fend off accusations of thuggery after the Hore incident and flanker Adam Thomson having a ban extended by the IRB.
Hansen is expecting to lose Hore for the All Blacks final tour match against England and defended Hore’s actions by saying the All Blacks are no different from any other team.
“We don’t do things intentionally,” Hansen told NZ Newswire.
“I think we’ve shown plenty of times over the past 12 months that we’re a disciplined side, you’ve only got to take a look at all the incidents that have surrounded Richie and we’ve not jumped in and made a big scene.”
“I’m resigned to the fact he (Hore) is probably going to get cited, it happens every time we come up here.”
“I think they think we’re thugs or something, but we don’t play any differently to anyone else.”
Herewith the Video clips of the incident: