Zebre prop Andrea Lovotti has been cited for punching/striking in his side's game with the Ospreys last Friday.
A citing has occurred as a result of the Ospreys v Zebre game at Liberty Stadium, Swansea in Round 1 of the PRO12.
Lovotti, the loosehead prop for Zebre, has been cited by the Citing Commissioner in charge for alleged foul play in the 52nd minute against an Ospreys player under Law 10.4 (a) punching or striking – a player must not strike with the fist or the arm.
A disciplinary hearing will be held this week.
The 27-year-old prop has won eight caps for Italy since making his debut in the Six Nations this year, starting all eight games.