Ludlow could face ban after Wasps citing
» GLOUCESTER flanker Lewis Ludlow could be facing a ban after being cited for stamping or trampling.
He was due to appear before an independent disciplinary panel last night (Wednesday) for the incident that occurred during Gloucester’s Premiership win over Wasps at the Ricoh Arena.
Video footage shows Ludlow’s studs make contact with England international Elliot Daly’s head at a ruck, which was followed by a scuffle.
He has been cited contrary to law 9.12 that says a player must not physically abuse anyone by stamping or trampling.
The low-end entry point for such an offence is two weeks but an act of four play which results in contact with the head results in at least a mid-range sanction, which carries a punishment of at least a six-week suspension.
Ludlow has started all six of Gloucester’s games so far this season but if found guilty he would not be available for the upcoming Champions Cup games against Castres and Munster.
Wasps and England number eight Nathan Hughes has also been cited for punching or striking Ludlow contrary to Law 9.12.
» See gloucestershirelive.co.uk/sport for the result of the hearing