England tighthead prop Kyle Sinckler will face a disciplinary hearing after Bristol’s victory over Exeter Chiefs on the weekend.
Sinckler lost his cool during the match after Exeter hooker Luke Cowan-Dickie dived headfirst into the former’s legs as he was executing a crash-ball move.
Sinckler turned to referee Karl Dickson and shouted Äre you f**king serious?”
He has subsequently been cited by commissioner Duncan Bell for contravening World Rugby Law 9.28: failing to respect the authority of the match official.
This comes at an tenuous time as it may affect Sinckler’s selection into the England Six Nations squad.