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Phelipponneau cited by ERC

Mont de Marsan player Morgan Phelipponneau will face a disciplinary hearing for allegedly punching Gloucester prop Shaun Knight during Saturday's Amlin Challenge Cup game between the clubs.

The citing against Phelipponneau has made by Gloucester, European Rugby Cup have announced.

For Amlin games that are not broadcast live, where citing commissioners are not appointed, tournament rules allow either club to submit citings to be considered by an independent citing officer.

Gloucester made two citings - both for alleged punches - although citing officer Gordon Black decided there were only grounds for one to proceed to a disciplinary hearing.

Gloucester rugby director Nigel Davies was reported after the match to have claimed Knight was kicked in the head, but ERC said that neither citing referred to such allegations.

Phelipponneau will now face a disciplinary hearing in Dublin on Thursday, with Wales' Robert Williams appointed as independent judicial officer.


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