Reds star Cooper cited for high tackle
Queensland Reds playmaker Quade Cooper's hopes of playing in the Super Rugby playoff against South Africa's Coastal Sharks on Saturday hinge on a judiciary hearing on Monday.
The Wallaby fly-half was sin-binned by referee Steve Walsh and later cited for a high tackle that forced NSW Waratahs counterpart Berrick Barnes to be replaced in the defending Super 15 champions' 32-16 win in Brisbane Saturday.
South Africa New Zealand Australia Rugby (SANZAR) on Sunday said Cooper would face a hearing on Monday.
A SANZAR statement said Cooper was alleged to have tackled Barnes in the 63rd minute of the match, making contact above the shoulders.
Cooper was one of Queensland's outstanding players in the five tries to two win over the Waratahs to claim the Australia conference and the third ranking playoff spot ahead of the ACT Brumbies.
Date published : 15 Jul 201207:16:49