Michael Rhodes available for Saracens' semi-final against Racing 92 after citing dismissed

Saracens have won three European Champions Cup titles in last four seasons
Saracens have won three European Champions Cup titles in last four seasons
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Saracens flanker Mike Rhodes will be available for the upcoming Heineken Champions Cup semi-final against Racing 92 on Saturday after his citing was dismissed.

The 32-year-old was cited by citing commissioner Beth Dickens (Scotland) for an alleged strike on Leinster centre Robbie Henshaw with his head in the early stages of the game.

However, a statement released by EPCR said the citing was dismissed due to lack of evidence and hence Rhodes will be available for the knock-out game against the French side.

"Rhodes was alleged to have committed an act of foul play in that he struck the Leinster centre, Robbie Henshaw, with his head in the 2nd minute of the match at the Aviva Stadium in contravention of Law 9.12," European Professional Club Rugby said in a statement.

"The (Independent Disciplinary) Committee decided that Rhodes had committed an act of foul play, however, it was not proven to the required standard that contact had been made to Henshaw's head.

"The Committee concluded that the act of foul play did not warrant a red card and the citing complaint was therefore dismissed."

 

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