10 Dec, 12:23
Ireland's John Lacey will referee his first ever RBS 6 Nations match in February, while Alain Rolland is also included in the Elite Panel in what is his last season.
The complaint was made by citing commissioner Alberto Recaldini from Italy.
HHJ Jeff Blackett (England) has been appointed as the independent judicial officer for the hearing which will take place in Dublin this Thursday.
Law 10.4(c) Kicking an opponent. A player must not kick an opponent.
Under the IRB sanctions for foul play, law 10.4 (c) carries the following sanction entry points - low end: 4 weeks; mid range: 8 weeks; top end: 12+ to 52 weeks.