As a big blow to the already injury hit Scotland squad, Glasgow Warriors hooker Fraser Brown has been cited following the recent Six Nations encounter against England at Twickenham last weekend.
The Glasgow Warriors front-rower was sin-binned by French referee Mathieu Raynal in the second minute of the game for performing a dangerous tackle on England wing Elliot Daly, who was replaced by Anthony Watson immediately.
The 27-year-old will now appear in front of an independent disciplinary committee on Tuesday and will have to miss the final round of the ongoing Six Nations tournament against Italy which will also be Vern Cotter's final assignment with the Dark Blues, if handed a ban.
A statement released by the organisers of Six Nations revealed the news on Brown.
“Fraser Brown, the Scotland hooker, has been cited by the independent citing commissioner at Saturday’s RBS 6 Nations match between England and Scotland at Twickenham,” read a Six Nations statement.
“The cited offence, dangerous tackling, took place in the second minute of the match in which the cited player was yellow carded.
“The disciplinary hearing, before an independent Six Nations Disciplinary Committee of three, is scheduled for London on Tuesday, March 14.”
England have already retained the Six Nations title following the 61-21 victory over Scotland at Twickenham on Saturday.
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