Sale's Thomas cited for striking Berne
April 4, 2008
Sale's Lee Thomas has been cited by independent citing officer Peter Colston for striking Bath Rugby's Shaun Berne during Sale's win at Edgeley Park on March 28.
Thomas has been summoned to appear before an RFU Disciplinary Panel of Antony Davies (Chairman), Barry O'Driscoll and Cliff Barker on Tuesday April 8.
The incident left Berne, in his second spell with Bath, missing three teeth and with a fracture above his lip. Having undergone dental treatment this week he is expected to resume training next week. The incident was not picked up by the matchday cameras but was pursued by Bath head coach Steve Meehan.
The injury to Berne leaves Bath short of cover at outside half for their European Challenge Cup tie with Leeds, as Springbok Butch James has yet to recover from a dislocated shoulder sustained in January.
It is expected that England utility back Olly Barkley will fill the number 10 berth.
It was another bumper year of rugby action in 2014; join us as we take a look back at some of the season's top statistics
Salary caps, Saints, sinners and scrums - Monday Maul looks back at the key talking points from an eventful weekend
The latest Week in Pictures takes in a fiery East Midlands derby and all the action from the Aviva Premiership and Top 14