Belfast Telegraph

Friday 19 December 2014

Hala'ufia cited

Chris Hala'ufia
Chris Hala'ufia

London Irish number eight Chris Hala'ufia has been cited for an alleged dangerous high tackle during the Exiles' Heineken Cup win over Racing Metro.

The 33-year-old Tongan has been called to account by citing commissioner Gordon Black over his first-half challenge on Racing full-back Gaetan Germain, as the Exiles kept their last-eight hopes alive with a 34-14 bonus-point win in France.

No date has yet been set for a hearing for Hala'ufia, who has only recently returned from a seven-week ban for a dangerous high tackle on Gloucester's Olly Morgan. If he is found guilty he could face a long ban given a disciplinary record that has seen him serve four bans over the last two years.

A European Rugby Cup statement read: "Hala'ufia is alleged to have carried out a dangerous tackle on the Racing Metro 92 full-back, Gaetan Germain, during the first half of the game in contravention of Law 10.4(e). The complaint was made by citing commissioner, Gordon Black (Ireland).

"A judicial officer and a date for the hearing will be announced as soon as is practicable."

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