Worcester Warriors' Richard de Carpentier cited for 'eye gouging'

Worcester News: Warriors' de Carpentier sited for 'eye gouging' Warriors' de Carpentier sited 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.

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5:42pm Wed 4 Dec 13

zx12r says...

If this is the up and coming (exciting) future of Worcester rugby. God help us.
If this is the up and coming (exciting) future of Worcester rugby. God help us. zx12r

12:09am Thu 5 Dec 13

Brummagem Bertie says...

You can't resist making yourself looking foolish, can you? Innocent until proven guilty? Not if it's anything to do with Warriors, as far as zx is concerned! No need to bother with evidence or anything like that, just assume the worst.

Case dismissed by the panel, no ban.

Care to apologise to RDC?
You can't resist making yourself looking foolish, can you? Innocent until proven guilty? Not if it's anything to do with Warriors, as far as zx is concerned! No need to bother with evidence or anything like that, just assume the worst. Case dismissed by the panel, no ban. Care to apologise to RDC? Brummagem Bertie
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