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Fergus McFadden cited for alleged stamp on former team-mate Nathan White

The winger could miss out on Leinster’s trip to face Ospreys next weekend if found guilty.

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LEINSTER WINGER FERGUS McFadden will face a disciplinary committee this week after being cited for an alleged stamp in Friday’s 13 – 0 win over Connacht at the RDS.

Citing commissioner Peter Ferguson (IRFU) has made the call on McFadden under Law 10.4 (B): “a player must not stamp or trample on an opponent.”

The citing relates to an eighth minute incident at the back of an attacking Leinster ruck, where McFadden’s boot appears to collide with the head of former Leinster, and current Ireland international, prop Nathan White.

The below is a slow motion video of the ruck posted on Twitter by @ThumundLark. Everything looks worse in slow motion, so you can view the ruck in real time on Tom O’Neill’s Tweet here.

mcf stamp

If found guilty, McFadden would face a suspension of at least two weeks (low end entry point) and would likely miss out on Leinster’s forthcoming fixture away to Ospreys and perhaps one or both of the remaining Champions Cup fixtures this month.

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