London Irish hooker Agustin Creevy has been cited for allegedly pulling Eben Etzebeth’s hair during Sunday’s European Challenge Cup quarter-final against Toulon.
An enraged Etzebeth tore into Creevy after the Springbok hardman did not take kindly to the Argentinian laying a hand on him during a skirmish involving both teams.
A statement issued by tournament organisers European Professional Club Rugby read: “Creevy is alleged to have pulled the hair of the RC Toulon second-row, Eben Etzebeth, in the 35th minute of the match in contravention of Law 9.27 – a player must not do anything that is against the spirit of good sportsmanship.”
Toulon won 19-18, with former Argentina captain Creevy (37) facing a hearing on Wednesday.
The French giants will now play fellow three-time European champions Saracens, another English side, in this weekend’s semi-finals.
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