Brookes awaits citing ruling

Newcastle prop Kieran Brookes will attend a disciplinary hearing on Tuesday evening charged with acts contrary to good sportsmanship.

Citing Commissioner Shaun Gallagher brought the charge against the 23-year-old for physical abuse of a match official for recklessly pushing or otherwise making contact with referee Greg Garner during the Aviva Premiership match against Leicester at Kingston Park on March 2.

The case will be heard by an RFU Disciplinary Hearing panel that includes Antony Davies (chairman), Samantha Hillas and Austin Newman.

The promising Brookes has already represented England Saxons several times.