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Leicester center Tuilagi cited for punching Ashton

Leicester center Tuilagi cited for punching Ashton

Leicester center Manu Tuilagi faces a ban after being cited by the Rugby Football Union for punching Northampton's Chris Ashton in an English Premiership semifinal.
Tuilagi punched the England wing in the head during Leicester's 11-3 win. Ashton stayed on his feet but the punch was clear.
The 19-year-old Tuilagi received only a yellow card for the offense. Ashton also was sin-binned.
Although his four brothers are Samoa internationals, Tuilagi had been suggested as a possible for England's World Cup squad after a strong season in Leicester's midfield.