Ashton could face ban
London - England wing Chris Ashton could be suspended for the start of his country's November Tests after he was asked to appear at a disciplinary hearing on Wednesday.
Ashton received a post-match level one citing for a dangerous tackle on Northampton's Vasily Artemyev in a Premiership clash on Saturday.
The citing counts on Ashton's record as a yellow card, taking his tally for the season to three and triggering a disciplinary hearing.
Ashton was shown yellow cards for dangerous charging in the matches against London Irish on September 1 and Exeter Chiefs on September 23.
The Saracens star was not among the England players released for Premiership duty this weekend and if the RFU's disciplinary panel decide to impose a suspension, it would not apply to weeks when he is inactive.
That means the next match Ashton is due to play is England's Test against Fiji on November 10.
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