Hartley cited following biting accusation

File photo dated 25/02/2012 of Dylan Hartley, England. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date Monday March 9, 2012. England hooker Dylan Hartley has been cited for allegedly biting the finger of an opponent in Saturday's RBS 6 Nations match against Ireland at Twickenham, tournament organisers have announced. See PA story RUGBYU England. Photo credit should read David Davies/PA Wire. RESTRICTIONS: Use subject to restrictions. Editorial use only. No commercial use. No book use without prior permission. Call +44 (0)1158 447447 for further information.
File photo dated 25/02/2012 of Dylan Hartley, England. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date Monday March 9, 2012. England hooker Dylan Hartley has been cited for allegedly biting the finger of an opponent in Saturday's RBS 6 Nations match against Ireland at Twickenham, tournament organisers have announced. See PA story RUGBYU England. Photo credit should read David Davies/PA Wire. RESTRICTIONS: Use subject to restrictions. Editorial use only. No commercial use. No book use without prior permission. Call +44 (0)1158 447447 for further information.
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Northampton Saints captain Dylan Hartley has been cited for allegedly biting the finger of an opponent.

Hartley will face a disciplinary hearing following the first-half incident during Saturday’s RBS 6 Nations game against Ireland at Twickenham

Six Nations organisers announced Northampton forward Hartley had been reported by match commissioner Alberto Recaldini.

It is understood he is alleged to have bitten the finger of Ireland flanker Stephen Ferris in the 23rd minute.

Hartley who cannot play again until a hearing has taken place.