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Wallabies flanker Mumm cited for dangerous lifting on Ireland's Furlong
The back row only picked up a yellow card in yesterday’s game.

WALLABIES BACK ROW Dean Mumm has been cited for an “alleged dangerous “lifting” tackle” on Tadhg Furlong during yesterday’s 27-24 defeat to Ireland.

Mumm was sin binned for his actions by referee Jérôme Garcès, but the independent citing commissioner for yesterday’s game, Peter Larter of England, felt the incident required further investigation.


The Australian forward will face a disciplinary hearing in London on Tuesday.

There were strong calls for a red card from the Irish supporters at the Aviva Stadium yesterday, although Garcès opted only for yellow after consultation with assistant referee Nigel Owens and television match official Eric Gauzins.

With Furlong landing on his head after being tipped over by Mumm, and World Rugby having once again reiterated on Friday their plans for “tougher sanctions for dangerous play relating to the head,” the Wallabies back row might have counted himself lucky to only spend 10 minutes in the sin bin.

However, Mumm now faces the prospect of a ban for his foul play, if an independent World Rugby Disciplinary Committee chaired by Mike Hamlin of England finds his actions were worthy of a red card.

“A disciplinary hearing will be held in London on Tuesday for Dean Mumm, the Australia flank forward, who has been cited by the independent Citing Commissioner appointed by World Rugby at the match between Ireland and Australia on Saturday for an alleged dangerous “lifting” tackle, in the 22nd minute of the first half of the match at the Aviva Stadium,” reads a statement from Autumn International Disciplinary.

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England’s Elliot Daly faces a hearing tomorrow after his red card for a dangerous tackle against Argentina, while the Pumas prop Enrique Pieretto will have a hearing on Wednesday after a red card in the same game.

USA Women’s wing Naya Tapper has been cited for allegedly kicking an opponent in Friday night’s meeting with France, and she faces a hearing on Tuesday.

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