Andrew Hore arrives for a recovery session at Imperial
College in London, England. (Photo by Hannah Johnston/Getty
The condemnation of All Blacks hooker and Highlanders
captain Andrew Hore has continued with Wales assistant coach
Rob Howley calling Hore's challenge on Bradley Davies on Sunday
as "an absolute disgrace".
Davies was taken to hospital after being struck from behind
in the second minute of the game by Hore, who was
subsequently cited by match commissioner Mike Rafter and will
face a disciplinary hearing this week.
Howley is hoping for a lengthy ban.
"What Hore did has got no place on a rugby field, as far as I
am concerned," Howley told reporters in Cardiff ahead of
Wales' match with Australia this weekend.
"It was an absolute disgrace. He has been cited, and I am
sure it won't be taken too lightly.
"Situations and incidents like that have no place on the
rugby field, and it had a huge impact on the game."
Wales head coach Warren Gatland, who has put back his team
announcement until Thursday because of a lengthy injury list,
hopes to receive good news over the fitness of Davies ahead
of this weekend's Millennium Stadium clash.
The All Blacks take on England at Twickenham on Sunday
morning (NZT) in their final game of their end-of-year tour
and coach Steve Hansen has drafted in Hika Elliot to cover
for the likely absence of Hore and Keven Mealamu, who is
struggling with a calf injury.
- additional reporting AAP