Rugby

Louw in hot water over alleged eye gouge

2016-05-05 09:00
Francois Louw (Getty Images)

Cape Town - Bath and Springbok flank Francois Louw has been charged for alleged foul play by the English RFU.

According to the ESPN.co.uk website, Louw was cited for an alleged incident involving Courtney Lawes during Bath's narrow defeat to Northampton last Saturday.

Louw allegedly made "contact with the eye(s) or eye area" of the England lock.

He will appear in front of an RFU disciplinary panel in Bristol on Thursday.

A statement released by the RFU read: "Francois Louw will appear before an RFU Disciplinary panel charged with acts contrary to good sportsmanship, contrary to law 10.4(m).

"In the second half of the Aviva Premiership match between Northampton Saints and Bath Rugby on 30 April, the Bath flanker allegedly made contact with the eye(s) or the eye area of Courtney Lawes.

"The player was subsequently cited after the match."

The 30-year-old Louw joined the English club from the Stormers in 2011. He boasts 43 Tests caps for the Springboks since making his debut in 2010.

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