Aviva Premiership
Hughes set to face disciplinary panel after North clash
ESPN Staff
March 30, 2015
Nathan Hughes was sent off after appearing to catch George North with his knee last Friday © Getty Images

Nathan Hughes will appear before a Rugby Football Union disciplinary panel on Tuesday following the incident which saw the Wasps forward sent off and Northampton's George North taken off on a stretcher last Friday.

North left the field unconscious after scoring the second of two tries in Saints' 52-30 win, as Hughes was sent off for dangerous play as the Wales wing touched down.

Hughes protested his innocence and now faces a disciplinary panel in London on Tuesday.

A RFU statement read: "Nathan Hughes (Wasps Rugby) will appear before an RFU Disciplinary panel on Tuesday evening (6.30pm) at the London Bloomsbury Holiday Inn, charged with striking with the knee and/or shin, contrary to Law 10.4(a), during Northampton Saints v Wasps RFC on Friday, March 27 in the Aviva Premiership."

North's injury was a worrying sight after he took two blows to the head in Wales' Six Nations defeat against England last month.

He controversially played on in that game before sitting out Wales' next match against Scotland.

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