Scarlets prop cited for stamping in Heineken Cup

The Scarlets could lose prop Samson Lee for a while after he was cited for allegedly stamping during the Welsh side’s 33-26 Heineken Cup victory over Harlequins last weekend.

Lee was shown a yellow card by referee John Lacey for striking England scrum-half Danny Care with his left boot early in the second half at the London club’s Twickenham Stoop ground on Saturday.

The 20-year-old will appear before an independent judicial officer in Dublin on Thursday, European Rugby Cup said, and faces a ban ranging from two to nine weeks if the citing is upheld.

After the match, Harlequins director of rugby Conor O’Shea said Lee should have been sent off, but Scarlets counterpart Simon Easterby felt a spell in the sin-bin was sufficient punishment.

Meanwhile the red card received by Perpignan centre Lifeimi Mafi in the 27-22 defeat at Gloucester means he too faces a disciplinary hearing in Dublin.

Mafi was sent off by referee Leighton Hodges six minutes from time for a dangerous tackle on Ryan Mills.

Clermont’s Fijian star wing Napolioni Nalaga will also go before the busy independent judicial officer after Irishman John West cited him for allegedly kneeing opposite number Marc Andreu during Sunday’s 13-9 defeat to Racing Metro in their opening pool match which saw him sin-binned for 10 minutes.

Nalaga’s citing drew a furious response from Clermont manager Jean-Marc Llhermet.

“The yellow card he received was already ridiculous, the citing is just grotesque!” he said.

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