Burger and Botha both cited

 

Lions Tour:South Africa flanker Schalk Burger and lock Bakkies Botha have been cited for foul play during yesterday's 28-25 win over the British and Irish Lions.

Burger was yellow carded in the first minute for gouging the eye of Lions wing Luke Fitzgerald, which television replays confirmed and could face a several months' ban. "I felt a hand going for my eyes," said Fitzgerald. "If the referee decided to take action then it probably is a red card."

Botha faces action for a second-half charge on Lions prop Adam Jones which left the Welshman with a dislocated shoulder.