24 Jun 2013

Horwill cleared of stamping

6:08 am on 24 June 2013

The Wallabies captain James Horwill has been cleared of stamping during his side's 23-21 loss to the British and Irish Lions in the first test in Brisbane on Saturday night.

Horwill was cited for allegedly stamping or trampling on his Lions opposite number Alun Wyn Jones early in the match at Lang Park.

The judicial officer decided that he could not find that when James Horwill's right foot came into glancing contact with Alun Wyn Jones' face, that Horwill was acting recklessly.

Wyn Jones needed stitches in his eye after the match.

The Lions play the Melbourne Rebels in their final midweek match of the tour tomorrow night.