Leinster's Jamison Gibson-Park cited following high tackle on Kieran Marmion

Jamison Gibson-Park was sin-binned during Leinster's game against Connacht
Jamison Gibson-Park was sin-binned during Leinster's game against Connacht

Leinster scrum-half Jamison Gibson-Park has been cited following his yellow card incident in the recently concluded round of 16 Heineken Champions Cup game against Connacht.

The 30-year-old was sin-binned by referee Karl Dickson for an alleged dangerous tackle on Connacht scrum-half Kieran Marmion which is a breach of World Rugby Law 9.13.

Even though Connacht head coach Andy Friend believes the decision to sin-bin Gibson-Park was a right decision, he was cited by citing commissioner Maurizio Vancini.

"I thought it was a yellow. I think there's so much conjecture around these things at the moment. To me, there was one angle that made it look not good, there was two other angles where you thought there was not much more he can do," Friend said.

"Now, he definitely hit shoulder on face but I reckon we've got to be careful there's a game. I didn't think there was any intent.

"I didn't think there was any intent in Tom Daly's tackle a few weeks ago (against Leinster). There was different circumstances. This one had a second defender in there so you can understand a player, Kieran, falling."

He will now face an independent disciplinary hearing on Tuesday with the panel comprising of Philippe Cavalieros (France), chair, Yannick Jauzion (France) and Mitchell Read (England). Under World Rugby’s Sanctions for Foul Play, Law 9.13 relating to dangerous tackling carries the following sanction entry points – Low End: 2 weeks; Mid-range: 6 weeks; Top end: 10 to 52 weeks.


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