Geordan Murphy charged over abusing match official

Leicester coach Geordan Murphy has been charged by the Rugby Football Union with two counts of abusing a match official in the Tigers' 32-31 defeat to Bath.

Murphy will appear before an independent disciplinary panel on 29 May.

The first charge Murphy faces relates to verbal abuse of a match official and in the alternative for failure to respect the authority of a match official.

The second charge is for failure to respect the authority of match officials.

PA

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