Sarries' Farrell cited for dangerous tackle


Owen Farrell faces an anxious wait to find out if he can play in Saracens' European Champions Cup final against Racing 92 after being cited for a dangerous tackle in Saturday's last-four win over Wasps.

England fly-half Farrell was sin-binned for his tackle on Wasps scrum-half Dan Robson in the 51st minute of Sarries' 24-17 victory at the Madejski Stadium.

And Farrell may yet find himself in more trouble with a European Professional Club Rugby statement reading: "EPCR has received a citing complaint against the Saracens outside-half, Owen Farrell, following the European Rugby Champions Cup semi-final against Wasps on Saturday, 23 April 2016.

"Farrell is alleged to have committed a dangerous tackle on the Wasps scrum-half, Dan Robson, in the 51st minute of the match at Madejski Stadium in contravention of Law 10.4 (e)."

A low end punishment for a guilty verdict carries a two-week suspension, with six weeks for a mid-range dangerous tackle, and between 10 and 52 for a top end.

With Sarries' Champions Cup final versus Racing set to take place on May 14 it remains to be seen if Farrell will be cleared to play, while a ban could also affect his involvement in the Premiership play-offs.

Wasps' Simon McIntyre has been cited for an alleged kick at Saracens' Maro Itoje in the same match.