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Ryan Wilson has been cited

Scottish Number 8 Ryan Wilson has been cited for an incident with Nathan Hughes during the Calcutta Cup on the weekend.

Wilson has been cited for an alleged act of foul play by the independent Citing Commissioner appointed by World Rugby at the NatWest 6 Nations match between Scotland and England on Saturday.

The alleged offence, contact with the eye area of an opponent (Law 9.12) took place in the 37th minute of the match.

A disciplinary hearing will be convened before a Six Nations Disciplinary Committee on Wednesday.

Before the match started Wilson was also involved in an off-field incident.

England centre Owen Farrell and Wilson appeared to become embroiled in some pushing and shoving as the two teams left the field following their pre-match warm-ups.

A statement provided to Omnisport on Sunday read: “Six Nations Rugby will be writing to the unions to request clarification on what happened in the tunnel.”

England coach Eddie Jones denied any knowledge of a scuffle, while Scotland captain John Barclay was quoted by the Guardian as saying: “I heard about it but I am always the first off the pitch after the warm-up and I was in the toilets.

“It is one of those things that gets built up into something more than it was.

“It is a big game and a big rivalry. It was niggly and physical with a lot on the line.”

Scotland went on to beat England 25-13 to win the Calcutta Cup for the first time in 10 years and end their rivals’ hopes of claiming a Grand Slam.

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Ryan Wilson has been cited