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Cian Healy cited over incident in Leinster-Exeter Chiefs clash

Meanwhile, Manu Tuilagi could be in trouble too over a tackle in the Leicester-Munster game.

Cian Healy (file pic).
Cian Healy (file pic).
Image: Tommy Dickson/INPHO

Updated at 11.40

LEINSTER’S CIAN HEALY has been cited following an incident involving the 30-year-old prop during the Irish team’s Champions Cup win over Exeter Chiefs at the weekend.

Healy was sin-binned at the time by match referee, Pascal Gauzère, and may now face further punishment.

A statement issued on behalf of European Professional Club Rugby (EPCR) noted that the Dubliner is alleged to have “charged into a ruck and to have struck the head of the Exeter Chiefs hooker, Luke Cowan-Dickie, with his forearm in the 17th minute of the match in contravention of Law 10.4″.

The complaint was made by the match Citing Commissioner, Patrice Frantschi (France), while Gareth Graham (England), Chairman, Rod McKenzie (Scotland) and Leon Lloyd (England) have been appointed as the Independent Disciplinary Committee for the hearing, which takes place in London tomorrow.

The statement added: “Under World Rugby’s Sanctions for Foul Play, Law 10.4 carries the following sanction entry points – Low End: 2 weeks; Mid-range: 6 weeks; Top end: 10 to 52 weeks.”

Healy could miss Leinster’s upcoming matches with Munster and Connacht if punished.

Mitch Lees of Exeter has also been cited for a separate incident in which he is “alleged to have charged into a ruck and to have struck the head of the Leinster Rugby prop, Cian Healy, with his head in the 40th minute of the match in contravention of Law 10.4″.

Meanwhile, Manu Tuilagi could be in trouble too over an incident in the Leicester-Munster clash on Sunday.

A statement read: “Tuilagi is alleged to have tackled the Munster Rugby flanker, Chris Cloete, dangerously in the 49th minute of the match in contravention of Law 10.4.”

The hearing takes place in London tomorrow, with the England international facing a ban of at least two weeks if punished.

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