England captain Dylan Hartley faces a nervous wait to find out whether he faces disciplinary action over an incident in England’s 48-14 win over Samoa.
England racked up seven tries in a record win over Samoa to end a year which saw them win nine out of ten Tests and a second successive Six Nations title.
But coming on as a second-half replacement, Hartley appeared to lead with his forearm into a tackle in injury time in a collision with Samoa’s Kieron Fonotia.
The centre then required treatment to his throat/jaw area.
Citing officer John Montgomery has until 5pm tonight to decide whether to call Hartley to a hearing which would take place later this week.
While the Hartley incident, if it is judged to merit action, would seem to be at the lower end of the scale, his past indiscipline would not help with sentence length should he be found guilty.
The 31-year-old has accumulated 60 weeks’ worth of bans during his career.