Hurricanes flanker Ardie Savea may have to wait a while
longer to make his Super Rugby debut after being cited during
Saturday's pre-season loss to the Chiefs.
Savea was cited for an alleged lifting tackle on Chiefs
replacement halfback Augustine Pulu in the 78th minute of the
match in Mangatainoka, won by the defending champion Chiefs
The 19-year-old will face a judicial hearing tomorrow morning
and, if the citing is upheld and a sanction is imposed, any
ban will begin with the Hurricanes' first match against the
Blues in Wellington on Saturday.
The younger brother of All Blacks wing Julian, Savea was a
standout for Wellington during last season's ITM Cup and
earned a two-year contract with the Hurricanes.