Italy prop Nicola Quaglio cited for spear tackle on South Africa’s Duane Vermeulen | Rugby Union News

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Italy prop Nicola Quaglio has been cited for his involvement in a spear deal with on South Africa’s Duane Vermeulen which led to Andrea Lovotti being despatched off throughout their World Cup conflict.

Quaglio, who was cited by citing commissioner John Montgomery, had no motion taken in opposition to him throughout Friday’s Pool B loss to South Africa.

Prop Lovotti was despatched off for dropping Vermeulen on his head within the 43rd minute as Italy went on to lose 49-Three to the Springboks, with their slim hopes of progressing now resting on beating New Zealand for the primary time.

The 2 gamers will seem at a disciplinary listening to set to happen in Tokyo on Sunday earlier than a three-man panel, World Rugby introduced in an announcement on Saturday.

Italy coach Conor O’Shea admitted his facet have been lucky to obtain just one purple card of their World Cup loss to South Africa.

“Potentially it could have been two red cards from what I saw,” O’Shea stated after the sport.

“It was just a stupid act. You can’t play for 40 minutes with 14 players against that (the Boks), they are an outstanding team.”

Italy are already going through a disaster within the front-row after two of his tight-head props, Simone Ferrari (hamstring) and alternative Marco Riccioni (concussion), each needed to go away the sector inside 18 minutes in opposition to the Boks, resulting in uncontested scrums.

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