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Murphy to face disciplinary hearing

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Geordan Murphy will appear before an independent disciplinary panel next Wednesday (May 29) after being charged with conduct prejudicial to the interests of the Union and the Game contrary to RFU Rule 5.12. 

Leicester Tigers head coach Murphy is alleged to have verbally abused a match official following the match against Bath Rugby on May 18. He will face two charges.

The first charge relates to verbal abuse of a match official and in the alternative for failure to respect the authority of a match official, contrary to Law 9.28. The second charge is for failure to respect the authority of match officials, contrary to Law 9.28.
 
The hearing will take place in London and by chaired by Jeremy Summers, the sole judicial officer.