The ERC have received a citing complaint against Blues Flanker Martyn Williams, following the Round 1 Heineken Cup match against Edinburgh.
Williams, who this summer picked up the ERC European Fair Play Award, is alleged to have dropped his knee into the face of Edinburgh full back, Chris Paterson, during the first-half.
The hearing will take place in Dublin this Wednesday.
Law 10.4(a) 'A player must not strike an opponent with the knee(s)'.
IRB recommended sanction - Low End: 3 weeks; Mid Range: 8 weeks: Top End: 12+ weeks; Maximum: 52 weeks
Tickets are on sale NOW for our huge opening Guinness Pro 12 fixture of the season against Glasgow Warriors - and we've frozen ticket prices this season so watching top-class rugby at BT Sport Cardiff Arms Park is affordable to all!
In its sixth year the Blues Cup once again showed to be huge hit throughout the region and is a great advert for the community game as each of the six finalists across the three age groups produced rugby of an outstanding level resulting in 14 tries.
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