Ian Gough cited

ERC has received a Citing Complaint against Ian Gough following the Heineken Cup Round 4 match against Saracens on Saturday, 16 December 2011.

Gough is alleged to have carried out a dangerous tackle on the Saracens hooker, Schalk Brits (No 2), during the second half of the match at the Liberty Stadium. The complaint was made by Citing Commissioner, Peter Brown (Scotland).

The independent Judicial Officer appointed to hear the complaint is Jeremy Summers (England), and the hearing will take place in Dublin on Thursday, 22 December 2011.

Law 10.4 (j) – Lifting a player from the ground and either dropping or driving that player’s head and/or upper body into the ground whilst the player’s feet are off the ground.

Under the IRB Recommended Sanctions for Offences Committed within the Playing Enclosure, Law 10.4 (j) carries the following penalties: Low End: 3 weeks; Mid Range: 6 weeks; Top End: 10+ to 52 weeks.

There will be no further comment on this matter from Ospreys Rugby