Rugby World Cup 2011: England lock Lawes cited

England lock will appear before a disciplinary hearing after allegedly breaching law in Argentina win

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England beat Argentina 13-9 in their Pool B opener on Saturday PA Photos

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England lock Courtney Lawes has been cited for allegedly striking Mario Ledesma with his knee during the 13-9 win over Argentina in Dunedin.

Lawes collided with Ledesma during the first half of England’s 13-9 win over Argentina in their Pool B opener on Saturday, when the lock came bursting across to attempt to stop the hooker scoring in the right corner.

The 22-year-old must now appear before a disciplinary hearing, which will take place in Auckland at 0300 BST on Tuesday.

England manager Martin Johnson said: “We have received notification of Courtney’s citing. We will of course provide Rugby World Cup with any information required and attend the hearing as requested.”

Lawes is alleged to have breached law 10.4(a), which concerns “punching or striking [with the knee]”.

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