Saracens scrum-half Aled Davies will face an independent disciplinary hearing after he was cited for a yellow card incident in the recently concluded Gallagher Premiership final against Leicester Tigers.
The 29-year-old was sin-binned in the 24th minute during the encounter at Twickenham Stadium which they went on to lose 15-12 after his shoulder made contact with the head of Leicester hooker Julian Montoya.
Leicester went on to score 12 out of their 15 points when Davies was in the sin-bin and it proved to be a decisive factor as the Tigers went on to win their first title in nine years.
"The case of Saracens player Aled Davies will be heard by on papers by an independent disciplinary panel. The date for the hearing is to be confirmed," read a statement from the Rugby Football Union.
"Davies was cited for dangerous tackling contrary to World Rugby Law 9.13, or in the alternative Law 9.11, for making direct contact to the head with his shoulder during the Premiership Final against Leicester Tigers on Saturday. Davies has accepted the charge."