18 Nov 2009

Boks winger cleared of kicking charge

6:14 am on 18 November 2009

The South African winger Bryan Habana has been cleared of a kicking charge from last weekend's test against France.

Habana was cited after television replays appeared to show him kicking out at his opposite number Vincent Clerc.

But the International Rugby Board's judicial officer for the match couldn't determine that Habana's actions were deliberate, so he's free to play against Italy this weekend.