WATCH: Agustin Creevy in hot water for 'assault' on Eben Etzebeth - Ruck

WATCH: Agustin Creevy in hot water for ‘assault’ on Eben Etzebeth

London Irish hooker and former Argentina skipper Agustin Creevy has been cited for pulling Springbok Eben Etzebeth’s hair during their European Challenge Cup clash at the weekend.

In a statement, tournament organisers European Professional Club Rugby said: “Creevy is alleged to have pulled the hair of the RC Toulon second-row, Eben Etzebeth, in the 35th minute of the match in contravention of Law 9.27 – a player must not do anything that is against the spirit of good sportsmanship.”

Irish lost the game 19-18, with former Argentina captain Creevy now facing a hearing later today.


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Etzebeth ranks his five toughest opponents:

Speaking to Rugby Pass for their series ‘Rugby Roots’, Springbok powerhouse Eben Etzebeth refused to reveal his toughest opponent but did namecheck a number of ‘tough’ current stars.

EBEN ETZEBETH: TOUGHEST OPPONENTS

#1. Ma’a Nonu (New Zealand)

Etzebeth said: “Back in the day when I went up against Ma’a Nonu. He hit me once and he just hit me from the side.

“I thought it was one of their props hitting me, [then] I looked at him. He was quite a hard man. Probably the guy who tackled me the hardest.”

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