29 Aug 2017

Puma's lock cleared to play

10:05 am on 29 August 2017

The Argentina lock Tomas Lavanini will be free to play for the Pumas they meet the All Blacks in New Plymouth next week.

Tomas Lavanini

Tomas Lavanini Photo: Photosport

Lavanini was ordered off the field in his side's 41-23 loss to South Africa in Salta at the weekend after being yellow carded twice.

He pleaded guilty at a SANZAAR hearing but has recieved no further penalty.

The Hearing Committee said the second yellow card was not for foul play and Lavanini's ordering off was sufficient punishment for the circumstances.

The Pumas play the All Blacks in New Plymouth on Saturday September 9.