ELIOTA FUIMAONO-SAPOLU of Gloucester Rugby has been charged with Conduct prejudicial to the interests of the Game contrary to Rule 5.12 of the Rules of the Rugby Football Union.
The charges against Fuimaono-Sapolu are that:
- On October 29 and 30, 2011 he made, or adopted from other users of Twitter, insulting or provocative comments about Owen Farrell, a professional rugby player, on his Twitter account.
- Between October 27 and 31, 2011 he made, or adopted from other users of Twitter, critical or sarcastic comments about the rugby disciplinary process on his Twitter account.
- Between October 25 and 27, 2011 he made, or adopted from other users of Twitter, critical comments about the Rugby World Cup and the International Rugby Board on his Twitter account.
Fuimaono-Sapolu has been summoned to appear before an RFU Disciplinary Panel of Daniel White (chair), Mike Curling and John Doubleday in Bristol on Monday, November 7 (7.30pm).