Van Velze to face disciplinary hearing

Northampton number eight Gerrit-Jan van Velze has been cited for an alleged tip tackle on Exeter scrum-half Will Chudley.

The South African will appear before a Rugby Football Union disciplinary hearing in Coventry on Tuesday evening.

Van Velze was charged following a report by the independent citing officer Micky Ward.

The case will be heard by a three-man panel, chaired by John Brennan.