By PA Sport Staff
England prop Ellis Genge has been cited for a dangerous tackle during Bristol’s Gallagher Premiership defeat against Sale Sharks.
Genge was yellow-carded following the incident, which happened during the second half of Bristol’s 36-20 reversal at Ashton Gate on Friday.
Referee Luke Pearce viewed television replays before sin-binning Genge, who had tackled Sale flanker and England team-mate Tom Curry.
ℹ️ Ellis Genge has been cited for dangerous tackling contrary to World Rugby Law 9.13 for an incident during the game against Sale Sharks.
The case will be heard tomorrow evening (Tuesday, April 18th) by an independent disciplinary panel.
— Bristol Bears 🐻 (@BristolBears) April 17, 2023
“The case will be heard tomorrow evening (Tuesday 18 April) by an independent disciplinary panel chaired by Matthew Weaver KC sitting with Mitch Read and one other panel member to be confirmed,” the Rugby Football Union said.
Bristol have two Premiership games left this season, at Exeter next weekend before hosting Gloucester on May 5.
The Bears are out of play-off contention, but are still chasing Heineken Champions Cup qualification for next season.