Saracens back-rower cited for shocking hit
Mike Rhodes is due to appear before an independent disciplinary panel.
The back-rower, who has recently been part of Eddie Jones England squad, was cited by independent citing commissioner James Hall following the match Bath vs Saracens on Friday 8th March 2019.
Shocking by Michael Rhodes on Levi Douglas… pic.twitter.com/e1pEOHfocF
— RugbyInsideLine (@RugbyInsideLine) March 8, 2019
Rhodes is said to have made contact with the head of Levi Douglas of Bath in a ruck contrary to Law 9.20(a) – dangerous play in a ruck or maul. The incident occurred in the first half of the match.
The hearing will take place in London on Tuesday 12th March 2019 at 18H30. The panel will be chaired by Dr Julian Morris with two further panel members to be confirmed.