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Worcester Warriors' Richard de Carpentier cited for 'eye gouging'
WARRIORS’ back-row crisis could be set to worsen with the news Richard de Carpentier has been cited for an alleged 'eye gouging' on Northampton Saints' Callum Clark.
The former Leicester Tigers forward has been charged with ‘making contact with the eyes/eye area of an opponent’ following Worcester’s 33-10 home Aviva Premiership defeat at Sixways on Saturday.
De Carpentier will now appear at an RFU disciplinary hearing at the Coventry Holiday Inn tomorrow night (8pm) in front of a panel of chairman Mike Hamlin, Austin Newman and Adrienne Lucking.
If found guilty, de Carpentier could face a long spell on the sidelines as the lower end sanction for such a serious offence is up to a 12-week ban.
Warriors director of rugby Dean Ryan is already down to the bare bones in the back row with Jake Abbott, Semisi Taulava and Leo Senatore all out injured.