Leinster's Hayden Triggs potentially faces lengthy ban after being cited

He allegedly made contact with the eye of Montpellier's Nic White

Leinster, Hayden Triggs,

Leinster's Hayden Triggs ©INPHO/Dan Sheridan

Leinster's Hayden Triggs has been cited for allegedly making contact with the eye of Montpellier's Nic White during Friday's European Rugby Champions Cup win at the RDS.

The citing commissioner believes the New Zealander has a case to answer, and if found guilty on Wednesday, he could face a minimum of 12 weeks on the sidelines.

Triggs' hearing will take place in Paris on January 18th.

Antony Davies (England), Chairman, Julien Berenger (France) and Pamela Woodman (Scotland) will form the independent Disciplinary Committee.

The EPCR confirmed: "EPCR has received a citing complaint against the Leinster Rugby second row, Hayden Triggs (No 5), following his club's European Rugby Champions Cup, Round 5 match against Montpellier at the RDS on Friday, 13 January 2017.

"Triggs is alleged to have made contact with the eye area of the Montpellier scrum-half, Nic White (No 9), in the 44th minute of the match in contravention of Law 10.4 (m). The complaint was made by the match Citing Commissioner, Stefano Marrama (Italy)."

The low entry sanction for contact with the eye is 12 weeks, with the highest being 24 to 208 weeks.

Leinster have qualified for the European Rugby Champions Cup quarter finals after finishing top of Pool 4.

Montpellier are second in the pool on 11 points after five rounds of action.