Quade Cooper could be set for a stint on the sidelines after being cited for a high tackle in the Reds' 44‑14 loss to the Lions in the Super Rugby in Johannesburg this morning.
The Reds playmaker was red‑carded during the match and has been referred to the SANZAAR Foul Play Review Committee.
Already down to 14 men after winger Eto Nabuli was shown a yellow card for cynical play in the 45th minute, Cooper was sent from the field a minute later for a high tackle on Rohan Janse van Rensburg as the Lions centre scored the home side's first try of the second half.
The Reds had already lost skipper James Slipper, who was helped from the field in the first half with what he later said was either a torn calf muscle or a snapped achilles tendon.
Wallabies centre Samu Kerevi was also seen hobbling early in the second half and played on after receiving treatment for his left knee.
Meanwhile, Super Rugby defending champions, the Hurricanes earned back to back victories over the Highlanders with a 41‑15 bonus point win at Westpac Stadium last night.
In other games, the Brumbies beat the Waratahs 28-12, the Sharks edged the Kings 19-17 and the Jaguares beat the Cheetahs 41-14 this morning.
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