It was meant to be a nervous wait for All Black captain Richie McCaw. The New Zealand openside looked like he could have been cited ahead of next week's final for a clash with Francois Louw during Saturday's semi-final.
But instead of waiting for the full deadline from the citing commissioner, World Rugby has announced that McCaw doesn't have a case to answer.
Official word from world rugby . No citing of McCaw. Accidental contact with shoulder #nothingtoseehere
— Toby Robson (@TobyRobsonNZ) October 25, 2015
No word has been said about whether Francois Louw has escaped punishment for the headbutt in the same play:
20 minutes in, McCaw takes a tight line and clips the famous Louw corner.https://t.co/OGRyrBDB25
— Andy McGeady (@andymcgeady) October 24, 2015
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