Premiership star cited for biting at the weekend

Calum Green of Newcastle Falcons will appear before an independent disciplinary panel on Wednesday 27 March.

Green was cited by independent citing commissioner Andy Blyth following the match between Newcastle Falcons and Sale Sharks on Saturday 23 March.

The Falcon’s second rower is alleged to have bitten an opponent in the 22nd minute of the first half of the Gallagher Premiership match at St James’ Park contrary to Law 9.12 – a player must not physically abuse anyone including biting.

The independent panel will comprise of Ian Unsworth QC (chair) with John Greenwood and Tony Wheat.

Rob Webber (Sale Sharks) has received a citing commissioner’s warning for his involvement in the incident.

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