Calum Green: Newcastle lock cited for allegedly biting Sale's Rob Webber

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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.

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