Rugby - Australia's Timani cited for violent conduct

Australia forward Sitaleki Timani has been cited for allegedly striking an opponent during Saturday's Test match against Italy in Florence.

Lions Tour - Wallabies lock Timani ruled out of Lions Tests

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Australia's Sitaleki Timani tackles Italy's Alessandro Zanni (Reuters)

Waratahs lock Timani, 26, was reported by match commissioner Freek Burger following the 13th-minute incident.

The time and date of Timani's disciplinary hearing has yet to be confirmed.

Australia saw Timani's fellow second row Rob Simmons receive an eight-week suspension earlier this month after he was cited for a dangerous tackle in the Wallabies' appointment with France.

Simmons, though, is to appeal the ban.

Australia conclude their European tour against Wales in Cardiff on Saturday.

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