O'Driscoll cited for stamping

Mon, 18 Mar 2013 19:25
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Irish great Brian O'Driscoll was on Monday cited for stamping on Simone Favaro in Ireland's 15-22 Six Nations defeat to Italy.

Irish great Brian O'Driscoll was on Monday cited for stamping on Simone Favaro in Ireland's 15-22 Six Nations defeat to Italy, the tournament organisers announced.

The 34-year-old centre - who is widely expected to have played his last game for Ireland - was sin-binned for the incident by referee Wayne Barnes but, on further viewing, citing commissioner Aurwel Morgan decided he should face a disciplinary hearing.

"Brian O'Driscoll, the Ireland centre, has been cited by the independent citing commissioner for an alleged stamping or trampling on an opponent, contrary to Law 10.4 (b), in the Six Nations match between Italy and Ireland on Saturday 16th March 2013," read a statement from the Six Nations organisers.

"Details of the Hearing will be announced later."

O'Driscoll's sin-binning was only the second of his 14-year career, something which should stand in his favour when he appears before the hearing.

Nevertheless, the 125-times capped former captain - who is expected to be selected for his fourth British and Irish Lions tour later this year - was fortunate to escape just with a sin-binning as it is normally a red card offence.

The recommended suspension for a low-end stamping offence is two weeks, with the mid-range five weeks and top-end nine weeks, up to a maximum of one year.

AFP

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