Dowson cited for striking Saints wing Pisi

Worcester Warriors forward Phil Dowson has been cited for striking Saints wing Ken Pisi with an elbow during Saturday's game at Franklin's Gardens.

Wednesday, 1st March 2017, 12:17 pm
Updated Friday, 24th March 2017, 11:10 am
Phil Dowson has been cited for striking Ken Pisi with an elbow (picture: Sharon Lucey)

Dowson, who will be retiring this summer and returning to Northampton as an assistant coach, caught Pisi during an aerial collision in the first half of the Aviva Premiership game.

Replays were shown on the big screen, with Saints fans unsure whether to boo their former player and future coach.

Referee Craig Maxwell-Keys decided that Dowson deserved to concede a penalty but no further action was taken.

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Saints went on to win the game 24-14 thanks to two tries from Mike Haywood and one from Teimana Harrison.

Dowson, who made 186 appearances for Saints between 2009 and 2015, will now appear at an RFU disciplinary hearing tonight.

It will take place in Coventry, with a start time of 6.30pm, and the panel will be chaired by William Harbage QC.