Gloucester's Tom Savage to face RFU disciplinary hearing

Tom Savage has been cited following last weekend's game at Kingsholm
Tom Savage has been cited following last weekend's game at Kingsholm
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Gloucester Rugby lock Tom Savage will face a disciplinary hearing on Friday after he was cited for a dangerous play during the recently concluded Gallagher Premiership clash against Sale Sharks at Kingsholm last weekend.

The 29-year-old was charged after he was alleged to have made contact with Sale Sharks fly-half Robert du Preez during the game which Steve Diamond's men went on to win 15-30.

"Savage was cited by independent citing commissioner Paul Hull following the match Gloucester Rugby vs Sale Sharks on Saturday 29 December 2018," a statement released by the Rugby Football Union read.

"This was for dangerous play in a ruck, contrary to Law 9.20, where Savage was seen to make contact with the head of Robert Du Preez of Sale Sharks.

"The incident occurred in the second half of the match."

The hearing will take place in Bristol and will be chaired by Gareth Graham. If proved guilty, Savage will face a suspension between two weeks (low-end) and 10 weeks (high-end).

Gloucester are positioned third in the Gallagher Premiership table with six victories from 11 games and will face Leicester Tigers next in Round 12 at Welford Road on Saturday.

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