CONFIRMED: Mathieu Bastareaud and James Haskell to face independent disciplinary committee

Toulon’s Mathieu Bastareaud and Wasps’ James Haskell will face an independent disciplinary committee in London on Wednesday following incidents in weekend European Champions Cup games.

France centre Bastareaud made a homophobic comment during Sunday’s win over Italian side Benetton Treviso. WATCH HERE

England forward Haskell was sent off for a high tackle on Harlequins’ Jamie Roberts in Saturday’s defeat. WATCH HERE

Both player are at risk of missing the Six Nations if banned.

France plays Ireland on 3 February and England face Italy on 4 February in their opening games.


Bastareaud faces a minimum ban of six weeks and maximum of 52 weeks for verbal abuse of a player.

A ban for foul play means Haskell could be suspended for a minimum of two weeks.

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