LONDON Welsh flanker Richard Thorpe will appear before an RFU disciplinary panel tonight after being sent off for punching during the Exiles’ 25-21 defeat away to Bristol in the Greene King IPA Championship last Friday.

The hearing will take place at the London Bloomsbury Holiday Inn at 5.30pm. Thorpe will face a panel comprising Sir James Dingemans (chairman), Jeremy Summers and Gareth Rees QC.