Hala'ufia cited for tackle
London Irish's Chris Hala'ufia has been cited for an alleged dangerous high tackle in their Heineken Cup win over Racing Metro.
Last Updated: 12/12/11 6:33pm
London Irish's Chris Hala'ufia has been cited for an alleged dangerous high tackle during their Heineken Cup win over Racing Metro at the weekend.
The 33-year-old Tongan made the challenge on Racing full-back Gaetan Germain during the first half of Saturday's match, which the Exiles won 34-14 to keep alive their hopes of reaching the last eight.
No date has yet been set for a hearing for Hala'ufia, who has only recently returned from a seven-week ban for a dangerous high tackle on Gloucester's Olly Morgan.
If he is found guilty, the number eight could face a long ban given a disciplinary record that has seen him serve four bans over the last two years.
A European Rugby Cup statement read: "Hala'ufia is alleged to have carried out a dangerous tackle on the Racing Metro 92 full-back, Gaetan Germain, during the first half of the game in contravention of Law 10.4(e). The complaint was made by citing commissioner, Gordon Black (Ireland).
"A judicial officer and a date for the hearing will be announced as soon as is practicable."