England prop Sinckler in hot water

Sun, 01 Oct 2017 18:27
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DISCIPLINARY NEWS: England prop Kyle Sinckler has been cited by Independent Citing Commissioner after being accused of eye-gouging during Harlequins Premiership match against Northampton Saints.

The 24-year-old has to appear before an RFU disciplinary panel on Tuesday.

He is charged with making contact with the eye and/or eye area of Northampton Saints’ Michael Paterson, contrary to law 10.4(m).
 
The incident occurred in the second half during his side's defeat to Northampton.

The hearing will take place in Bristol and the panel will be chaired by Dan White who will be accompanied by two other panel members.
 
George Merrick of Harlequins has also received a citing commissioner’s warning from the same match. This is the equivalent of an off-field yellow card and was issued for an act of foul play contrary to law 10.4 (h) when he charged into a ruck illegally during the closing stages of the match.

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