British and Irish Lions prop Kyle Sinckler has been cited for an alleged biting incident during the recently concluded second Test against South Africa played in Cape Town last weekend.
The incident is alleged to have taken place during the 64th minute of the encounter with the 28-year-old cited for biting South Africa second row Franco Mostert's arm during a ruck.
Sinckler will face an independent hearing on Tuesday and if proved guilty, the England international will face a minimum of 12-week suspension considering his past disciplinary record.
Meanwhile, Stuart Hogg, was also accused of biting South Africa fullback Willie Le Roux during the second game has been cleared of any wrongdoing along with Maro Itoje, who was alleged to have seen kneeling on Damian De Allende’s chest and neck.
"Following speculation that has surfaced online, I would like to categorically deny any foul play in last night's game," Hogg said in a statement released by the Lions," said Hogg in a statement released by the Lions.
"I would never bite an opponent and I am annoyed and upset by this unsubstantiated accusation. I've always been proud of playing rugby in the spirit of the game.
"Respect to the Springboks for their deserved win yesterday. The squad is hurting after last night's defeat, but it's all to play for next week. It's going to be a cup final and everyone's going to be up for it."