Chudley cleared ahead of final

Date published: May 25 2016

Exeter Chiefs scrum-half Will Chudley is free to play in Saturday’s Premiership final against Saracens after a citing charge against him was dismissed on Tuesday. 

Chudley was cited for kicking, contrary to law 10.4(c) following last weekend's Premiership semi-final between Exeter and Wasps for allegedly kicking Joe Launchbury. 

The panel concluded that the contact to Launchbury was caused as a result of Chudley’s knee being deflected off the thigh of Matt Mullan. It was therefore deemed not reckless and the charge was dismissed. 

The panel comprised of John Doubleday, Nick Dark and Daniel White (chairman).