Leinster could be without Cian Healy for their busy festive fixture period in the Guinness Pro 14.
The prop has been cited. It follows their 22-17 win over Exeter Chiefs in the Champions Cup last weekend
A review will take place in London this week and if found guilty Healy could miss Leinster’s upcoming matches with Munster and Connacht.
Healy was yellow carded following the incident by match referee and is alleged to have charged into a ruck and to have struck the head of the Exeter Chiefs hooker, Luke Cowan-Dickie with his forearm.
FULL TEXT OF CIAN HEALY STATEMENT
CHAMPIONS CUP - Citing complaints
Cian Healy (Leinster Rugby)
EPCR has received a citing complaint against the Leinster Rugby prop, Cian Healy (No 1), following his club's Champions Cup, Round 4 match against Exeter Chiefs at the Aviva Stadium on Saturday, 16 December 2017.
Healy, who was shown a yellow card following the incident by match referee, Pascal Gauzère (France), is alleged to have charged into a ruck and to have struck the head of the Exeter Chiefs hooker, Luke Cowan-Dickie (No 2), with his forearm in the 17th minute of the match in contravention of Law 10.4 (h).
The complaint was made by the match Citing Commissioner, Patrice Frantschi (France).
Gareth Graham (England), Chairman, Rod McKenzie (Scotland) and Leon Lloyd (England) have been appointed as the independent Disciplinary Committee for the hearing which will take place in London on Wednesday, 20 December.
Law 10.4 (h) Charging into a ruck or maul
Under World Rugby's Sanctions for Foul Play, Law 10.4 (h) carries the following sanction entry points - Low End: 2 weeks; Mid-range: 6 weeks; Top end: 10 to 52 weeks.