Queensland Reds forward Angus Scott-Young is facing a lengthy Super Rugby ban after being cited for striking former teammate James Slipper during Sunday’s win over the Brumbies.
Scott-Young entered a ruck and hit Slipper on the back of the head with his right fist in the 29th minute of the 36-14 win at Suncorp Stadium.
The 21-year-old wasn’t punished at the time but SANZAAR’s disciplinary committee has since cited him for contravening Law 9.12 which states “a player must not physically abuse anyone”.
Slipper was sent to the sideline for a head injury assessment after the incident.
Sunwolves flanker Ed Quirk was red-carded for a similar offence last year and SANZAAR’s citing commissioner deemed Scott-Young’s actions met the threshold for a red card for foul play.
Quirk was later given a two-game ban for his offence.
Scott-Young will learn his fate at a judicial hearing on Monday afternoon.
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