KUMAGAYA – Samoa's Rey Lee-lo and Motu Matu'u have been cited for dangerous high tackles on Vasily Artemyev in Tuesday's 34-9 Rugby World Cup victory over Russia in Kumagaya, tournament organisers announced on Wednesday.
Lee-lo and Matu'u were only given yellow cards by referee Romain Poite after the television match official reviewed the tackles on Russia captain Artemyev within two minutes of each other in the first half.
“Samoa centre Rey Lee-Lo and hooker Motu Matu'u have been cited for acts of foul play contrary to Law 9.13 (dangerous high tackle),” tournament organisers said in a statement.
The pair will attend hearings before an independent judicial committee chaired by Wang Shao Ing who will be joined by former internationals John Langford (Australia) and Olly Kohn (Wales).
The hearings will take place in Tokyo on a date to be agreed with both players and their representatives.