Kyle Sinckler may very well be dealing with a prolonged ban after he was cited for biting within the British and Irish Lions’ second Check defeat by South Africa on Saturday.
The incident is alleged to have taken place throughout a ruck within the 64th minute of the 27-9 loss at Cape City Stadium.
Sinckler, who has a chequered disciplinary file, shall be hit with a minimal 12-week ban if the citing is upheld by Tuesday’s disciplinary listening to.
Remarkably, no different participant has been cited from a fractious conflict regardless of quite a few flashpoints.
Earlier within the day the Lions issued a press release on behalf of Stuart Hogg through which the Scotland full-back denied his personal biting incident involving reverse quantity Willie Le Roux.
Hogg’s head made contact with the left arm of Le Roux when tempers flared within the second half with footage and stills of the incident going viral on social media, however he has been cleared of wrongdoing.
“Following hypothesis that has surfaced on-line, I want to categorically deny any foul play in final evening’s sport,” Hogg mentioned within the assertion.
“I’d by no means chew an opponent and I’m irritated and upset by this unsubstantiated accusation. I’ve all the time been happy with taking part in rugby within the spirit of the sport.
“Respect to the Springboks for his or her deserved win yesterday. The squad is hurting after final evening’s defeat, however it’s all to play for subsequent week. It’s going to be a cup closing and everybody’s going to be up for it.”
Nonetheless, Sinckler now faces an anxious wait realizing biting is handled severely by rugby’s judiciary and carries a low-end sanction of a 12-week ban, rising to in-excess of 24 weeks for extreme offences. The utmost size of suspension is 208 weeks.
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The England prop, who was a second-half substitute for Tadhg Furlong, can anticipate little mitigation if the biting incident is confirmed due to his earlier misdemeanours.
In January he was suspended for 2 weeks for swearing at a referee and 4 years in the past he obtained a seven-week ban for gouging.