Newcastle Falcons lock Calum Green's citing for alleged biting incident dismissed

Newcastle Falcons are at the bottom of the Gallagher Premiership
Newcastle Falcons are at the bottom of the Gallagher Premiership
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The Rugby Football Union has confirmed that Newcastle Falcons lock Calum Green's citing for a biting incident involving Sale Sharks' Rob Webber has been dismissed by an independent disciplinary panel.

The 28-year-old was cited by citing commissioner Andy Blyth for an incident in the 22nd minute of the Premiership game between the two teams at St James' Park following video evidence.

Nevertheless, the independent disciplinary panel chaired by Ian Unsworth QC postponed the hearing to 2nd April to seek medical evidence that was assessed before the citing was dismissed.

"The panel was of the unequivocal view that an injury seen on Mr Webber's forearm was positively not a bite mark," said chair Ian Unsworth QC.

"The case was therefore dismissed and Calum Green was entitled to leave the hearing without a stain on his character."

As a result, Green will be free to resume his duties for the Falcons as they head to Allianz Park to take on Saracens in the 18th round of the Gallagher Premiership.

 

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