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England international George Kruis season could be over

  • Bath’s David Wilson has been cited for making contact with the eyes or eye area of Saracens and England lock George Kruis
  • Wilson allegedly made contact with Kruis’ eye area during the second half of Saracens’ 30-10 win on Friday
  • Kruis, 26, has been cited for biting Wilson during the same incident
Saracens face an anxious wait after their English international lock George Kruis was cited for an alleged bite just days before their Champions Cup quarter-final against Northampton.

Both Kruis and international team-mate David Wilson are set to face a disciplinary hearing tomorrow evening following an incident in Sarries’ Premiership win against Bath.

Kruis, a hugely influential figure in England’s Grand Slam, is accused of biting Wilson in the same second-half incident that has led to Wilson being charged with making contact with the eye area of the Saracens forward.

The case will be heard by a three-man Rugby Football Union disciplinary panel chaired by Christopher Quinlan QC in Bristol on Tuesday evening.

If found guilty, both players will be looking at lengthy suspensions under the rule that relates to acts contrary to good sportsmanship.

The recommended minimum entry point for a biting suspension is 12 weeks, rising to 18 weeks for a mid-level offence and a maximum of four years for the worst offences.

Even a relatively modest ban would rule the 26-year-old Kruis out of the rest of the domestic season and threaten his participation in England’s three-Test tour of Australia in June.

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