England lock Kruis faces 3-month rugby ban for biting rival

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England player George Kruis

England player George Kruis

England player George Kruis faces being banned from rugby for at least three months after being charged with biting an opponent while playing for Saracens.

The lock will appear in front of a three-man Rugby Football Union disciplinary panel on Tuesday following the incident in Friday's Premiership game against Bath.

Kruis is charged with breaching the RFU's good sportsmanship law along with Bath prop David Wilson.

Wilson has been cited for allegedly gouging Kruis — making contact with his eye or eye area. He will also appear before the RFU panel.

Both players face a minimum 12-week suspension if they're found guilty.

Kruis, who played in all five matches in England's victorious Six Nations campaign, would miss the tour of Australia in June.

- AP

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