The Scotland flanker Martin Leslie has been cited to appear before a World Cup disciplinary panel for putting a knee into an opponent in Monday's win over the United States. Officials did not disclose the name of the player involved, but said that the New Zealand-born flanker would appear before the panel later today. The Scot will be the second player to appear in front of the disciplinary panel at this World Cup. The Fiji winger, Rupeni Caucaunibuca, was suspended for two matches for punching France flanker Olivier Magne.
In today's match, Romania's Gabriel Brezoianu switches to full-back as Danut Dumbrava misses out with a shoulder injury, while flanker Marian Tudori and wingers Ioan Teodorescu and Mihai Vioreanu are introduced for the first time.
Argentina have been forced to gamble with a below-strength team to save their best players for the match with Ireland just four days later. The Pumas need to win their final two games to reach the quarter-finals.
New Zealand have dominated the nominations for this year's International Rugby Players' Association player of the year award. Doug Howlett, Richard McCaw, Joe Rokocoko and Carlos Spencer were all nominated, along with Ireland centre Brian O'Driscoll and last year's winner, the England stand-off Jonny Wilkinson. The awards will be announced in Sydney on 18 November.
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