RUGBY: Gloucester players to appear before panel

Fighting breaks out after Bath are awarded a penalty try during the Aviva Premiership match at Kingsholm Credit: PA

Two Gloucester players will appear before a disciplinary panel in London tomorrow (Wednesday) after the ugly scenes that marred the weekend's Premiership match against Bath.

Tavis Knoyle has been charged with striking Bath's Leroy Houston after the visitors were awarded a match-winning penalty try at Kingsholm. Sila Puafisi has been pulled up for committing a dangerous tackle on Nick Abendanon earlier in the game.

Abendanon, though, has been issued with the equivalent of a yellow card for his part in the brawl.