Rugby: British and Lions prop Kyle Sinckler cleared of biting allegation against Springboks

British & Irish Lions prop Kyle Sinckler has been cleared of biting a South African opponent in last weekend's second test, World Rugby says.

After a lengthy hearing by video conference, World Rugby dismissed the citing for the act of foul play that Sinckler was alleged to have committed in the 64th minute of the match, which the Springboks won 27-9.

Media reported that the prop was accused of biting second row Franco Mostert's arm during a ruck.

"The independent Disciplinary Committee ...considered all the available evidence, including multiple broadcast angles, submissions from the player and his representative and expert witness testimony," World Rugby says.

"The player denied that he had committed an act of foul play worthy of a red card. Having reviewed all the evidence, the committee deemed that on the balance of probabilities, it could not be satisfied that the player committed an act of foul play."

Sinckler is among the replacements named by Lions coach Warren Gatland for Sunday's decisive third test in Cape Town, with the three-test series tied at one win apiece.