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Dan Fish cited for an 80th-minute incident with Tyrone Green

By Sam Smith
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Seasoned Cardiff back Dan Fish has been cited for a clash with Tyrone Green in the final minute of last Saturday’s Heineken Champions Cup loss at Harlequins the day before his 31st birthday. Fish has been one of the Welsh club’s standout players in recent weeks amid the horror of their quarantine saga following an ill-fated URC trip to South Africa.

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He put his experience to good use in the ad hoc selections chosen to face Toulouse and Harlequins on successive Saturdays, but that latter trip to London will now have a disciplinary hearing sequel.

A statement read: “EPCR has received a citing complaint against the Cardiff fly-half Dan Fish (No10) arising from his club’s Heineken Champions Cup round two match against Harlequins at the Twickenham Stoop on December 18.

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“Fish is alleged to have made contact in a dangerous manner with the head of the Harlequins full-back Tyrone Green (No15) in the 80th minute of the match in contravention of law 9.16. The complaint was made by the match citing commissioner, Ciaran Scally (Ireland).

“Law 9.16 A player must not charge or knock down an opponent carrying the ball without attempting to grasp that player. Under World Rugby’s Sanctions for Foul Play, Law 9.16 carries the following sanction entry points – Low End: 2 weeks; Mid-range: 6 weeks; Top end: 10 to 52 weeks.

“Gareth Graham (England – chair), Tony Wheat (Ireland) and Yannick Jauzion (France) have been appointed as the independent disciplinary committee for the hearing which will take place by video conference on Thursday, December 23.”

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Elsewhere on the European disciplinary front, Bath have lodged an appeal against the four-game suspension handed down last week to winger Will Muir following an eye contact incident in their Champions Cup loss at Leinster with Josh van der Flier. 

Meanwhile, EPCR have lodged an appeal against the dismissal of an eye contact citing complaint against Pau second row Daniel Ramsay after their Challenge Cup match versus London Irish. 

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