Newcastle lock Calum Green could get a ban of at least 12 weeks after he was cited for allegedly biting Sale’s Rob Webber in Saturday’s Premiership match.
Referee Craig Maxwell-Keys ruled at the time there was no clear evidence to take action over the 22nd-minute incident at St James’ Park.
But citing commissioner Andy Blyth has cited 28-year-old Green and he will face a disciplinary panel on Wednesday.
Webber, 32, received a warning for his part in the incident.
Sale director of rugby Steve Diamond stated in his post-match interview that Webber needed treatment for a bite to his arm at half-time and after the game.
According to Rugby Football Union guidelines, if a player is found guilty of biting the starting point for a suspension is 12 weeks for a low-end offence.
Bottom club Newcastle won 22-17 at St James’ Park and are three points behind 11th-placed Worcester in the Premiership table.