Tuesday hearing for Vunipola

Date published: April 13 2015

Saracens number eight Billy Vunipola will appear before an RFU Disciplinary Panel on Tuesday after being cited following their fixture with Leicester.

The panel of Philip Evans (chair), Bonike Erinle and Martyn Wood will sit at the London Bloomsbury Inn and review the offence of striking Mathew Tait with the head, contrary to Law 10.4 (a), or, in the alternative, charging into a ruck, contrary to Law 10.4 (h).

Meanwhile, the case of Leicester Tigers wing Vereniki Goneva, cited for striking Saracens flanker Kelly Brown with his forearm, will be dealt with by the chair via papers only, in agreement with the club and without the player present.