It looks like the BBC pundits got their wish. Leinster's prop Jack McGrath will face a disciplinary hearing during the week after being cited for his alleged stamp(s) on Ulster's Rory Best.
#rugby Leinster's Jack McGrath cited for alleged stamp on Rory Best during PRO12 game on Saturday.
— richard mulligan (@r_mulligan1) January 5, 2015
The hearing will be before an independent Pro 12 committee. If found guilty, the sanctions that could apply range from 2 weeks (low end), 5 weeks (mid-range) or 9-52 weeks (top end).
With Ireland's Six Nations campaign starting in five weeks, a suspension of five weeks or more will leave Ireland stretched, with Cian Healy also not recovered from his long break out with an injury. Munster's James Cronin, Dave Kilcoyne, Connacht's Denis Buckley and Ulster's Callum Black will be on high alert looking for an opportunity if McGrath is out for a while.
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