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Saili cited for alleged dangerous tackle in Munster's win over Ospreys

The All Black will face a disciplinary committee on Wednesday.

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MUNSTER CENTRE FRANCIS Saili has been called to face a disciplinary committee in Edinburgh on Wednesday.

The All Black has been cited for an alleged illegal high tackle during Munster’s weekend comeback win away to Ospreys in the Pro12.

The charge, under Law 10.4 (e) dangerous tackling, relates to Saili’s contact with Ashley Beck in the 51st minute of the narrow 23 – 25 win.

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Ospreys led the contest 20 – 18 at the time of the incident and referee Marius Mitrea gave no sanction to Saili after his TMO had awarded no try for Beck’s subsequent reach for the line.

High tackles are an area World Rugby have attempted to clamp down on with more stringent in-game punishment guidelines from 3 January of this year.

Sanctions for the offence begin at two weeks for an offence adjudged to be at the low end of the spectrum. A mid-range offence carries an entry point of six weeks, with top end culprits facing a minimum of 10 weeks.

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