Hines banned for second Lions Test
British and Irish Lion Nathan Hines has received a one-week ban that will rule him out of contention for the second Test against South Africa in Pretoria.
The Scotland forward was cited for a dangerous tackle on Emerging Springboks' lock Wilhelm Steenkamp during last night's drawn tour game at Newlands.
Hines was represented by Richard Smith QC, while Lions manager Gerald Davies and head coach Ian McGeechan were also present at a hearing in Cape Town today.
Hines, who will be available for the third Test in Johannesburg on Saturday week, has 24 hours to appeal against the decision.
Judicial officer Alan Hudson, of Canada, found 58-times capped Hines to be in breach of law 10.4 after he was reported by New Zealand citing commissioner Steve Hinds.
Hines was thought to have an outside chance of being on the bench this Saturday, as the Lions look to fight back and level the series following a 26-21 defeat in Durban last weekend.
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