Injured prop Tony Woodcock’s prospects of playing in the All Blacks’ test against Wales on Saturday have been further jeopardised by his citing for an act of foul play during the defeat of Ireland last weekend.

Woodcock and Ireland flanker Alan Quinlan were both facing disciplinary action and possible bans after being cited by English International Rugby Board match citing officer Peter Larter.

The All Blacks senior prop faces a charge of striking with the fist against an unspecified Irish opponent.

He was sinbinned following the incident in the 43rd minute of Saturday’s 22-3 at Dublin’s Croke Park.

Woodcock was yellow carded by South African referee Mark Lawrence on the advice of a touch judge.

He later left the field permanently after suffering a lower back injury, that continues to be monitored.

Quinlan, Ireland’s blindside flanker, was charged with stomping on All Blacks No 8 Rodney So’oialo late in the first half.

Lawrence saw the incident but awarded Ireland a penalty for a ruck infringement, which Ronan O’Gara converted for the home side’s only points.

Woodcock and Quinlan’s cases will be heard by one of the IRB’s judicial officers, Professor Lorne Crerar from Scotland.

There are no details on when or where the cases hearing will be held.

The All Blacks are in Limerick for tomorrow night’s (8.30am Wed NZT) midweek match with Munster.

They fly to Cardiff the following afternoon to prepare for the Wales test.

Ireland remain in Dublin, where they host Argentina this weekend.