Leicester Tigers: Richard Cockerill to face RFU disciplinary panel

Richard Cockerill

Leicester boss Richard Cockerill will appear before a Rugby Football Union disciplinary panel on Monday, 1 July over his conduct in the Premiership final win against Northampton.

He is alleged to have used obscene, inappropriate and/or unprofessional language and behaviour towards fourth official Stuart Terheege.

Leicester beat Saints 37-17 to secure a record 10th English title.

The hearing will take place in Coventry.

At half-time in the contest, Northampton assistant coach Dorian West told ESPN that he felt Cockerill had been "intimidating" match officials.

After the game, Saints director of rugby Jim Mallinder, who has previously expressed his frustration with Cockerill's vociferous relationship with officials from the sideline, was also less than impressed with his opposite number's conduct.

"Cockers is Cockers, isn't he? He likes to get into your face," said Mallinder. "He jumps down to the touchline and that's the way he is.

"Some might say he intimidates officials, I don't think he probably does. But that's Cockers."