Ashton celebrates on his way to scoring for Saints against Newcastle

The following cases will be heard by an RFU Disciplinary Panel on Tuesday, December 6:

Phil Dowson (Northampton Saints) following his citing contrary to Law 10(4)(j) for a dangerous tackle on Saracens’ Alex Goode during the Aviva Premiership match at Franklin’s Gardens on November 26. The hearing is scheduled to start at 3pm.

Chris Ashton of Northampton Saints for an act contrary to good sportsmanship (Law 10(4)(m) in that he pulled Alesana Tuilagi by his hair and dragged him from the field of play during the Aviva Premiership match at Welford Road on Saturday, December 3. The charge follows a report from the citing officer Mike Rafter. Scheduled 4pm start.

Tom Wood of Northampton Saints (scheduled 5pm start) and Alesana Tuilagi of Leicester Tigers (scheduled 5.45pm start) following their dismissals for striking contrary to Law 10(4)(a) during the same match.

The panel will comprise His Honour Judge Jeff Blackett (chair), Jeremy Summers and Christopher Quinlan QC in the Offices of the Judge Advocate General in the Royal Courts of Justice, London.

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