Tomas Francis only penalised but then cited for contact with Dan Cole’s eyes

first_imgTuesday Mar 15, 2016 Tomas Francis only penalised but then cited for contact with Dan Cole’s eyes Wales prop Tomas Francis has been cited for the incident that had some fans and pundits up in arms during the Six Nations clash against England on Saturday. Francis appeared to make contact with the eyes of Dan Cole, but he was only penalised due to lack of evidence.UPDATE: Francis has been banned for eight weeks for ‘recklessly making contact with the eye or eye area’. More info to followAfter referee Craig Joubert and his TMO chose to not card the prop due to insufficient camera angles, the Independent Citing Commissioner cited Francis for allegedly making contact with the eyes or eye area of Cole under Law 10.4 (m) – Acts Contrary to Good Sportsmanship.As mentioned in commentary, contact with the eyes cannot be forgiven but it does appear that the main contact may have been a scraping motion across the nose, which we can possibly assume is what Cole was grimacing at. The finger did seem to at least touch one corner of the eye though.The Disciplinary hearing for Francis will be held later this week.The RTE panel in the video below were incensed however, feeling that Francis was definitely guilty and not only will he be in for a hefty ban, but they felt it was poorly handled by the officials.England coach Eddie Jones said that there was ‘clearly a finger put in the eye’ but Wales assistant coach Rob Howley wasn’t convinced, saying that Francis was trying to clear someone out.“When you look at it, his eyes are closed and I don’t think he knows what he’s doing,” said Howley.Should Tomas Francis receive a large ban for making contact with Dan Cole’s eyes?— (@Rugbydump) March 15, 2016What do you think, based on the one camera angle that was shown?credit: bbc/itv/rteADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Big Hits & Dirty Play Related Articles 25 WEEKS AGO Suspensions handed down after testicle grabbing… 26 WEEKS AGO The ‘double ruffle’ splits opinion with fans… 26 WEEKS AGO WATCH: The nastiest and most brutal moments… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyWrinkle Remedy Stuns TV Judges: Forget Surgery, Do This Once DailySmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living30+ Everyday Items with a Secret Hidden PurposeNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

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