Samoa’s Rey Lee-lo and Motu Matu’u have been cited for dangerous high tackles in Tuesday’s 34-9 Rugby World Cup victory over Russia.

The pair were only given yellow cards by referee Romain Poite after the television match official reviewed the tackles on Russia captain Vasily Artemyev within two minutes of each other in the first half.

The pair will attend hearings before an independent judicial committee in Tokyo on a date to be agreed with both players and their representatives.

Russia coach Lyn Jones slammed the referee’s decision not to hand out more severe punishments, saying two red cards in two minutes could have changed the course of the game.

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