Italy's Ghiraldini cited
Published 04/10/2011 | 08:52
Italy hooker Leonardo Ghiraldini has been cited for attempting to gouge the eyes of Ireland prop Cian Healy at Otago Stadium on Sunday.
Ghiraldini will face a disciplinary hearing in Auckland at 4am BST on Wednesday for the incident that took place in the first half of Italy's 36-6 defeat.
He has been charged with making contact with the eyes or the eye area and acts contrary to good sportsmanship.
The flashpoint was missed by referee Jonathan Kaplan, but provoked a furious reaction from Healy.