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Skinner faces Dublin hearing

Harlequins flanker Will Skinner has been called to attend a disciplinary hearing in Dublin on Thursday following his red card in Sunday's Heineken Cup victory in Toulouse.

Skinner had already been substituted when he was sent off in the 79th minute for allegedly preventing Toulouse from taking a quick lineout.

The 27-year-old former Harlequins captain has been charged by tournament organisers European Rugby Cup Ltd with an act contrary to good sportsmanship "in that he played the match ball illegally in the technical zone".

ERC's disciplinary officer, Roger O'Connor, has also confirmed he is investigating a similar incident in the Harlequins technical zone from earlier in the match.

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