Tuipulotu to face judiciary for tackle

Nov 16, 2017 - 6:40 PM The All Blacks face a date with the World Rugby judiciary after lock Patrick Tuipulotu was cited for a tackle early in their win over a French selection in Lyon.

Tuipulotu was tagged by citing commissioner John Byett of England for a dangerous charge on French ball carrier Marco Tauleigne in the 14th minute of New Zealand's 28-23 win on Tuesday.

In a short statement, World Rugby said a disciplinary hearing before Welsh judicial officer Roger Morris will take place in Edinburgh on Friday morning.

The incident involved a fierce collision between the two players, with Tauleigne jolted back.

The No.8 was escorted from the field with his neck in a brace.

Tuipulotu went on to score a try in one of his best All Blacks performances.

Source: AAP

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