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Italy's Martin Castrogiovanni cited in wake of Scotland defeat

Published 29/02/2016

Italy prop Martin Castrogiovanni has been cited
Italy prop Martin Castrogiovanni has been cited

Italy prop Martin Castrogiovanni has been cited for allegedly stamping on Scotland's Duncan Taylor during Saturday's RBS 6 Nations meeting in Rome.

A statement from Six Nations organisers confirmed the 34-year-old will attend a disciplinary hearing in London on Wednesday to answer to a charge of breaching Law 10.4(b) - "a player must not stamp or trample on an opponent" - during Scotland's 36-20 victory at the Stadio Olimpico.

Castrogiovanni, who has made 118 Test appearances for Italy, appeared as a second-half replacement in the Italian capital and later appeared to direct a stamp towards Taylor's foot.

If he is found guilty he could miss the March 12 encounter with Ireland in Dublin. The Azzurri remain winless in this year's tournament but a first victory would see them climb above fifth-placed Ireland.

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