Fergus McFadden: Leinster and Ireland wing cited for stamp

Fergus McFadden puts in a tackle in Friday's game in Dublin
Fergus McFadden helped Leinster beat Connacht 13-0 in Friday's game at the RDS

Leinster and Ireland back Fergus McFadden has been cited following an alleged stamping incident in the Pro12 win over Connacht on New Year's Day.

A Pro12 statement said that the incident happened in the eighth minute of Leinster's 13-0 win.

Video footage showed McFadden appearing to make contact with the head of Connacht's Nathan White during a ruck.

Under rule 10.4, which includes stamping or "trampling", an offence can lead to a ban of a number of weeks.

The statement said that the citing hearing would "take place shortly".

Leinster moved above Connacht into second place in the Pro12 table after winning the Irish inter-provincial derby.

McFadden has 29 Ireland caps but missed out on a place in the squad for the World Cup.

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