12 May 2009

Sheehan cleared to play against Lions

10:46 am on 12 May 2009

The New South Wales Waratahs halfback Brett Sheehan is free to play in the final game of the regular Super 14 season in South Africa after being cleared at a SANZAR judicial hearing.

Sheehan was cited for an alleged shoulder charge on Sharks centre Brad Barritt in the Waratahs' 16-12 victory in Durban at the weekend.

He will make his 50th Super Rugby appearance on Saturday against the 11th-placed Lions in Johannesburg where the Waratahs need a bonus-point win to have any chance of making the semi-finals.