Jake Ball escapes citing over controversial incident

Jake Ball has not been cited over the controversial incident involving Springboks celebrity Faf de Klerk in the course of the Scarlets’ Champions Cup defeat to Sale.

Wales lock Ball has come underneath heavy hearth from the South African media over the incident, with requires him to be handed an extended ban.

His actions had been condemned as “an entire low-cost shot”, “shameful”, “ludicrous” and “terrible” on a South African rugby present.

However competitors organisers have now revealed there can be no citing for the 50-cap Ball, who’s leaving the Scarlets on the finish of this season to return to Australia.

Citings must be lodged inside 50 hours of the sport kicking off and that takes us as much as 7.30pm on Tuesday, which has now handed.

There was no on-field punishment over the incident, which noticed scrum-half De Klerk flattened as he was was getting ready to launch a field kick together with his arms positioned on the ball behind a ruck.

The TMO and match referee Mathieu Raynal seemed to see if there was an offside penalty infringement, however dominated the ball was out.

The obvious contact to De Klerk’s head by Ball’s shoulder was not mentioned.

Footage of the incident was posted on social media and broadly debated, with requires motion to be taken in opposition to the bearded second row.

However when contacted by WalesOnline, a EPCR spokesman mentioned: “I can verify there has not been any citing of Jake Ball from the Scarlets-Sale Sharks Heineken Champions Cup match on Sunday.”

Ball and De Klerk beforehand clashed throughout Wales’ World Cup semi-final defeat to the Springboks in 2019 out in Japan.

Sale had been convincing winners in Sunday’s final 16 Euro conflict at Parc y Scarlets, triumphing 57-14.



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