Leicester prop Dan Cole escapes RFU punishment for apparant bite

Last Updated: 09/09/13 5:01pm

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Dan Cole: No punishment from RFU

Dan Cole: No punishment from RFU

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Leicester prop Dan Cole will not be punished for an apparent bite on an opponent in Sunday's clash with Worcester.

The incident occurred during the second half of the Aviva Premiership match at Welford Road, with pictures appearing to show the British & Irish Lions star biting Warriors fly-half Ignacio Mieres.

It left blood on the Argentinian's fingers and led former England winger Jon Sleightholme to call for Cole to be banned on Twitter.

However, the Rugby Football Union has confirmed that Cole will not be punished, following consideration from citing commissioner Peter Larter.

A statement said: "The RFU citing commissioner has viewed the incident many times and using all the available camera angles and believes it is accidental due to the dynamics of the contact as Dan Cole went to ground. No further action is to be taken."

In addition, Worcester chose not to cite Cole themselves during the four-hour window they had.

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