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Cian Healy And Manu Tuilagi In Hot Water Over Weekend Incidents

Cian Healy’s yellow card was one of the major talking points from this weekend’s Champions Cup games. The Ireland international loosehead rushed into a ruck high and leading with his shoulder. Although he was only sin-binned, many felt the punishment could have been harsher.

Today, it has been confirmed that Healy is being cited for the incident.

Healy is alleged to have charged into a ruck and to have struck the head of the Exeter Chiefs hooker, Luke Cowan-Dickie (No 2), with his forearm in the 17th minute of the match in contravention of Law 10.4 (h), which states:

Under World Rugby’s Sanctions for Foul Play, Law 10.4 (h) carries the following sanction entry points – Low End: 2 weeks; Mid-range: 6 weeks; Top end: 10 to 52 weeks.

Meanwhile, Leicester centre Manu Tuilagi is also in trouble, for a dangerous tackle on Munster flanker Chris Cloete, and the penalty faces similar sanctions to those that Healy is facing, with the low end coming in at 2 weeks, and the top end between 10-52 weeks.

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