Carter cited over Roberts tackle


LONDON, Nov 8 – New Zealand fly-half Dan Carter has been cited for a dangerous tackle on Wales scrum-half Martin Roberts during Saturday's Test at Cardiff's Millennium Stadium.DAN_CARTERCarter was jeered off the pitch after the head-high tackle, which incensed Wales coach Warren Gatland, and will face a disciplinary hearing in Milan, where the New Zealand squad are preparing for next weekend’s clash against Italy.

He is due to appear before International Rugby Board-appointed judicial officer Jeff Blackett, who is also the Rugby Football Union’s disciplinary chief.

The 27-year-old, who was not yellow-carded for the offence by match referee Craig Joubert, could receive a minimum one-week ban.

Carter, who kicked 14 points during the All Blacks’ 19-12 victory, was cited by Australian match commissioner Scott Nowland.

He is the third All Blacks player to be cited in a week, following one-week suspensions dished out to wing Sitiveni Sivivatu and prop Tony Woodcock for foul play during the victory over Australia in Tokyo.