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Burger facing disciplinary hearing

Published 08/04/2015

Saracens flanker Jacques Burger has been cited for alleged foul play
Saracens flanker Jacques Burger has been cited for alleged foul play

Saracens flanker Jacques Burger has been cited for alleged foul play during last Sunday's European Champions Cup quarter-final game against Racing Metro in Paris.

European Professional Club Rugby said that Burger is alleged to have struck Racing scrum-half Maxime Machenaud midway through the match at Stade Yves-du-Manoir, which Saracens won 12-11.

The complaint was made by match citing commissioner Eugene Ryan.

Namibia international Burger, 31, will face a disciplinary hearing on Thursday. Welshman Simon Thomas has been appointed as independent judicial officer.

World Rugby's low end punishment for such an offence is a two-week ban, with anything from eight weeks to 52 weeks at the top end.

Saracens return to Aviva Premiership action against play-off rivals Leicester on Saturday, before tackling Champions Cup semi-final opponents Clermont Auvergne in Saint Etienne on April 18.

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