Wallabies star Pocock escapes with a warning

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Scotland will discover on Wednesday (AEDT) whether Ross Ford and Jonny Gray will be available for Sunday's Rugby World Cup quarter-final against Australia after they were cited for dangerous tackles, while David Pocock has been given a warning.

Hooker Ford and lock Gray will face a disciplinary hearing in London as a result of alleged foul play during Sunday's (AEDT) dramatic 36-33 victory over Samoa which sealed their place in the last eight.

A statement on the Rugby World Cup website said: "Ross Ford and Jonny Gray (Scotland) have been cited by independent Citing Commissioner Scott Nowland (Australia) for an alleged act of foul play contrary to Laws 10.4(e) and 10.4(j) during the Rugby World Cup 2015 Pool B match between Samoa and Scotland at St James' Park, Newcastle, on Saturday, 10 October. Law 10.4(e) deals with dangerous tackles and Law 10.4(j) deals with lifting tackles.

"The hearing will take place at 11:00 on Tuesday, 12 October, at the offices of RWC 2015 official law firm Clifford Chance in London. The case will be heard by independent Judicial Officer Christopher Quinlan QC (England)."

Australia's Pocock is an injury doubt for the clash with Vern Cotter's men, but there was no further blow for the influential flanker as he was given a warning for allegedly using a knee on Wales hooker Scott Baldwin in the weekend win at Twickenham.

The 27 year-old faces a battle to recover from a calf problem in order to face Scotland.