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Albion and Bristol are summoned to hearing

By Western Morning News  |  Posted: December 01, 2012

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Plymouth Albion and their Championship rivals Bristol have been summoned to appear before a Rugby Football Union disciplinary panel in Bristol next Tuesday.

Both clubs have been charged with conduct prejudicial to the interests of the Union or the game, contrary to Law 5.12, following a mass brawl which disfigured the second half of Bristol's 21-8 Championship win over Albion at Brickfields seven days ago.

Two alleged protagonists in the tawdry tussle have been hit with individual citings. Bristol's Jason Hobson has been charged with acts contrary to good sportsmanship, contrary to Law 10.4 (m).

Plymouth's Jack Andrew has been charged with punching or striking, contrary to Law 10.4 (a). In anticipation of action being taken against Andrew, Albion have already given him a three-game suspension ahead of the RFU hearing, which automatically followed his red card against Bristol.

Cornish Pirates have recalled full-back Wes Davies, who is available again after injury, for their Championship home game against Nottingham at Mennaye Field tomorrow (2pm).

The Penzance side have also picked Tom Bedford and fellow wing Ben Mercer, after the late withdrawals of Grant Pointer and Matt Evans. New recruit James Tyas, who signed for the Pirates this week on dual-registration terms from with Bath, is named at blind-side flanker.

Former Pirates player Martin Haag will be back in Penzance as head coach of Nottingham.

Cornish Pirates: Davies; Mercer, Riley, Fatialofa, Bedford; Hallett, Cattle (capt); McGlone, Burgess, Tyas; Johnson, Lyons; Paver, Elloway, Andrew. Replacements: Joyce, Yeandle, Barry, Buckle, Kessell, Hill, Kilmartin.

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