Saturday 20 September 2014

Connacht duo Kieran Marmion and Nathan White cited by ERC

Published 20/01/2014 | 18:39

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18 January 2013; Nathan White, Connacht, is sent to the sin bin. Heineken Cup 2013/14, Pool 3, Round 6, Saracens v Connacht, Allianz Park, High Wycombe, England. Picture credit: Ray Ryan / SPORTSFILE
Nathan White is sent to the sin bin against Saracens

Connacht’s miserable weekend has been compounded with the news that the ERC has cited Kieran Marmion and Nathan White following Saturday’s heavy defeat to Saracens.

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Pat Lam’s men ended their European campaign with a record-breaking defeat at Allianz Park and now scrum-half Marmion and prop White will have an anxious wait to see if they will face disciplinary action for two separate incidents that occurred during the game.

Marmion is alleged to have struck the Saracens replacement, Neil de Kock during the second half of the Pool 3 match at Allianz Park and has been sanctioned under section Section 10.4(a).

The young scrum-half was named in Joe Schmidt’s extended Six Nations squad just last week.

White is alleged to have stamped or trampled on the Saracens centre, Brad Barritt during the first half of the Pool 3 match at Allianz Park and was shown a yellow card by referee Leighton Hodges arising from the incident.

White is facing a ban of anywhere between 4-10 weeks if he is found guilty for the offence.

Their hearings will take place in Dublin this coming Thursday.


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