Jacques Burger cited for Machenaud punch

Saracens flanker Jacques Burger has been cited by European Rugby cup officials after they received a against the Saracens back row for allegedly punching Racing scrum-half Maxime Machenaud.

Saracens progressed to the Semi-final stage of the European Cup on Sunday by beating Racing Metro 11-12 at Stade Yves-Du-Manoir.

However the Namibia back-row forward has been accused of striking Racing and France scrum-half Maxime Machenaud in the 40th minute of the game

The complaint has been brought by citing commissioner Eugene Ryan of Ireland and Simon Thomas (Wales) has been appointed as the independent Judicial Officer for the hearing which will take place tomorrow (Thursday, 9 April).

Burger has been accused of breaking contravention of Law 10.4(a).

Law 10.4(a) Striking another player with a hand, arm or fist
Under World Rugby’s Sanctions for Foul Play, Law 10.4(a) carries the following sanction entry points – Low End: 2 weeks; Mid-Range: 5 weeks; Top End: 8+ to 52 weeks.

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