Bath and Springbok flank Francois Louw has been cited for an alleged eye-gouge on Benetton lock Marco Fuser who was cited for biting in the same incident.
Below a clip of the incident via Twitter:
What is Francois Louw doing here?😳 pic.twitter.com/3M8Ox6YbKR
— LooseHeadz (@LooseHeadz) October 15, 2017
The respective alleged trangressions took place in Bath’s 23-0 win over Benetton in the first round of the European Champions Cup on Saturday.
Louw could face a minimum of four weeks out if found guilty.
“EPCR has received a citing complaint against the Bath Rugby flanker, Francois Louw (No 20), following his club’s Champions Cup, Round 1 match against Benetton Rugby at The Recreation Ground on Saturday, 14 October 2017,” read a statement.
“Louw is alleged to have made contact with the eye area of the Benetton Rugby second row, Marco Fuser (No 4), in the 77th minute of the match in contravention of Law 10.4 (m). The complaint was made by the match Citing Commissioner, Tim Lowry (Ireland).
“Antony Davies (England), Chairman, Achille Reali (Italy) and Becky Essex (England) have been appointed as the independent Disciplinary Committee for the hearing which will take place tomorrow (Wednesday, 18 October) in London.
“Law 10.4 (m) Contact with the eye area
“Under World Rugby’s Sanctions for Foul Play, Law 10.4 (m), contact with the eye area, carries the following sanction entry points – Low End: 4 weeks; Mid-range: 8 weeks; Top end: 12 to 52 weeks.”