Leamy’s Irish eyes aren’t smiling

Denis Leamy will face a disciplinary hearing on Wednesday for stamping an Italian in Saturday’s 26-16 Six Nations match.

Italian coach and former French international Pierre Berbezier was furious after the match that Leamy had gone unpunished. He urged the citing commissioner to take a stance and Scotland’s Rob Flockhart has done just that in citing the Irish No 8.

Flockhart will also examine whether there is a case to answer for an alleged biting of the arm of Ireland flanker Simon Easterby in the same match.

Meanwhile, Sale’s Tongan international Epi Taione was banned for 18 weeks for biting Leamy on the arm in a European Cup match.