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England's Ollie Devoto cited for alleged dangerous tackle on Exeter duty

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Exeter’s Ollie Devoto will appear before an independent disciplinary panel on Wednesday after being cited by independent citing commissioner Chris Catling.

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Devoto featured off the bench in Chiefs’ Gallagher Premiership defeat last Saturday at Harlequins and he has been asked to account for an alleged dangerous tackle on Marcus Smith in the 72nd minute of a match decided by a last-gasp penalty try awarded to the London club.  

The independent panel will comprise Philip Evans QC (chair), with Leon Lloyd and one other panel member to be confirmed.

Devoto started the week as part of Eddie Jones 34-strong England squad chosen to prepare for next Saturday’s Guinness Six Nations match versus Wales at Twickenham. 

However, he was one of seven players released back to their clubs on Tuesday evening when Jones trimmed his squad to 27 ahead of the round four championship fixture.    

Devoto came off the bench in the opening round match away to France, earning his second cap after making his debut in May 2016 versus Wales.

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