Israel Folau will face a hearing in front of World Rugby officials after receiving a warning over a second incident separate to his yellow-card offence in Australia’s series-deciding loss to Ireland in Sydney.
Folau was sin-binned in the 31st minute on Saturday for unnecessary contact with Peter O’Mahony during an aerial challenge that resulted in the Ireland captain being concussed after crashing into the Allianz Stadium turf.
But Folau will now be the subject of a disciplinary hearing after the citing commissioner deemed he also sent O’Mahony “toppling to the ground” in another incident in the ninth minute of the Wallabies’ 20-16 defeat.
Here’s the first incident:
Here’s the other aerial challenge that got Folau a citing commissioner’s warning. Again, the initial contest is fine – it’s the action on O’Mahony after the ball is gone pic.twitter.com/rXAJkdV80I
— Three Red Kings (@threeredkings) June 24, 2018