France replacement winger, Caroline Boujard, has been cited for this dangerous tackle in the Women's Six Nations match against England on Saturday. She was yellow carded at the time but was later cited by the independant Citing Commissioner, facing a hearing today.
Boujard tackled replacement Poppy Cleall in the air from a restart kick, flipping her in a dangerous manner that led to the player needing treatment and having to leave the field.
The offence, under Law 10.4 (i) - tackling a player in the air, states that a player must not tackle nor tap, push or pull the foot or feet opponent jumping for the ball in a lineout or in open play.
The disciplinary hearing, before an independent Six Nations Disciplinary Committee of three persons, takes place in London today,Â* Tuesday 7 February.
England won the match 26-13.