Aussie rookie cited for testicle grab
DISCIPLINARY UPDATE: Stade Francais back row forward Charlie Rorke has been cited by Challenge Cup organisers.
He has been charged with holding an opponents’ genital area, an incident which happened on his debut for the Parisian outfit.
The 21-year-old Australian was shown a red card after the incident in last Friday’s 20-44 loss to Treviso and will face a disciplinary hearing on Wednesday.
“Rorke was sent off by the referee, Ben Blain [Scotland], in the 44th minute of the match for grabbing the testicles of the Benetton wing, Leonardo Sarto [No.14], in contravention of Law 9.27,” European Professional Club Rugby said in a statement.
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Italy’s Sarto was given his marching orders for his reaction which included striking Rorke in the head and neck and has been also been cited by EPCR.
In March, England prop Joe Marler received a 10-week ban for taking hold of Wales captain Alun Wyn Jones’ genitals during March’s Six Nations win at Twickenham.