France's Baby cited over headbutt in Ireland clash

14th March 2005, Comments 0 comments

PARIS, March 14 (AFP) - France centre Benoit Baby has been cited for violent conduct during the 26-19 victory over Ireland in Dublin at the weekend, the Six Nations Committee said on Monday.

PARIS, March 14 (AFP) - France centre Benoit Baby has been cited for violent conduct during the 26-19 victory over Ireland in Dublin at the weekend, the Six Nations Committee said on Monday.

The 21-year-old has been summoned to appear before the Six Nations Disciplinary Commission on Wednesday after headbutting Ireland captain Brian O'Driscoll early in the second half on Saturday.

Baby, on his international debut, was given a verbal warning by referee Tony Spreadbury and Ireland were awarded a penalty for the fourth-minute incident.

He was cited by Bill Scott, the disciplinary commission's independent adviser.

Baby enjoyed something of a baptism of fire on his first cap as aside from the headbutt incident he was to score one of France's three tries which helped crush Ireland's dreams of capturing the Grand Slam for the first time since 1948.

© AFP

Subject: French News

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