Joe Simmonds: Exeter fly-half cited for dangerous tackle in Champions Cup win


Joe Simmonds has kicked 20 conversions and five penalties, as well as scoring a try for Exeter in the Champions Cup this season

Exeter fly-half Joe Simmonds will face a disciplinary hearing over an alleged dangerous tackle in his side’s 33-14 Champions Cup win over La Rochelle.

Simmonds has been cited for a 16th-minute tackle on La Rochelle winger Kini Murimurivalu and could face a ban if found guilty.

He has scored 60 Champions Cup points this season to help Exeter earn a home quarter-final for the first time.

The 23-year-old’s disciplinary hearing will take place on Thursday 23 January.

Penalties for a low-end dangerous tackle can start at a two-week ban, while mid-range offences begin with a six-week suspension and the most serious infringements can see a player banned from anywhere from 10 weeks to a year.

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