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Mathieu Bastareaud & James Haskell to face independent disciplinary committee

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Toulon’s Mathieu Bastareaud and Wasps’ James Haskell will face an independent disciplinary committee in London on Wednesday following incidents in weekend European Champions Cup games.France centre Bastareaud made a homophobic comment during Sunday’s win over Italian side Benetton Treviso.England forward Haskell was sent off for a high tackle on Harlequins’ Jamie Roberts in Saturday’s defeat.

Both player are at risk of missing the Six Nations if banned.France play Ireland on 3 February and England face Italy on 4 February in their opening games.Bastareaud faces a minimum ban of six weeks and maximum of 52 weeks for verbal abuse of a player.A ban for foul play means Haskell could be suspended for a minimum of two weeks.Insight and chat – subscribe to the Rugby Union Weekly podcast
Source: Warwickshire