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Saracens' destructive openside has been cited for this cheap shot against Racing
Jacques Burger could be in danger of missing the Champions Cup semi-final against Clermont.

THE SARACENS BACK row were at their tigerish best in Paris last Sunday as the visitors eked out a narrow 12-11 win over Racing Metro to advance to the Champions Cup semi-final.

The triumvirate of Jackson Wray, Jacques Burger and Billy Vunipola put in a huge amount of work but the ‘Wolf Pack’s’ thirst for contact spilled over in the 40th minute when Burger caught Racing scrum-half Maxime Machenaud with this blow.

None of the officials spotted it at the time but the Namibian has now been cited and will have a hearing tomorrow.

Even if Burger is found guilty at the low end of the punishment spectrum he will be out for two weeks and miss Saracens’ big away semi-final with Clermont.

Should Burger be banned for this hit?

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