Rugby Union: Yates hearing set for Tuesday

The hearing into Kevin Yates' ear-biting accusation will be headed by Michael Burton QC, at Twickenham on Tuesday.

The Rugby Football Union panel also includes RFU council members Jonathan Dance and Brian Baister for a hearing that supercedes an inquiry by Bath into the incident during their Tetley's Cup match against London Scottish on 10 January.

It means that the issue should be resolved, though not in time for the Bath prop to be part of England's squad for the Five Nations game in Paris next Saturday.