Qovu cited over Hibbard strike

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 10:27
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NEWS: La Rochelle's Fijian lock Jone Qovu has been cited for allegedly striking Gloucester hooker Richard Hibbard in last Saturday's European Challenge Cup semifinal.

Qovu is suspected of having struck the former Wales international in the 45th minute of La Rochelle's 14-16 defeat.

The Fijian faces a ban of between two and 52 weeks if found guilty, which means he could miss the rest of this season.

La Rochelle are currently top of the French Top 14 with two regular season matches to play.

They have already qualified for the end of season play-offs starting in mid-May, with the Top 14 final in Paris on June 3.

Agence France-Presse

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