Healy facing Six Nations ban

IRELAND prop Cian Healy could miss the rest of the RBS Six Nations championships after being cited for a stamp on opponent Dan Cole during Sunday’s 12-6 defeat to England in Dublin.

In a bruising encounter, which also saw Ireland winger Simon Zebo suffer a broken foot, an injury set to rule him out of action for 10 weeks, Cole’s ankle was trodden on after an Irish maul collapsed.

Healy is due to appear before an independent Six Nations disciplinary committee tomorrow and faces a possible nine-week ban if found guilty.