Saints prop Ma'afu cited following London Irish clash

Salesi Ma'afu and Tom Court are shown a yellow card, Northampton Saints v London Irish, Aviva Premiership, Franklin's Gardens, February 13, 2015 Getty Images

Northampton prop Salesi Ma'afu has been cited for allegedly striking an opponent during Friday's Aviva Premiership match against London Irish.

The 31-year-old will appear before an RFU Disciplinary panel on Wednesday after being charged with hitting Irish prop Tom Court during the first half of Northampton's 15-9 victory at Franklin's Gardens.

Both Ma'afu, who is joining French giants Toulon in the summer, and Court were yellow-carded following an incident just before half-time.

Meanwhile, Bath lock Stuart Hooper has received a Level 1 citing for alleged stamping during Saturday's clash with Saracens at Allianz Park.

An RFU statement read: "Hooper was given a Level 1 citing (also known as a Citing Commissioner Warning) following an act of foul play (stamping) which, in the Citing Commissioner's view, narrowly failed to meet the Red Card Test but necessitated further action."