Richard Booth KC has been instructed by Angus Hetherington and David Barnes of the Rugby Football Union to present the case against Joe Marler of Harlequins and England at a hearing on 30th December before an RFU Disciplinary Panel. The case arises out of comments made by Joe Marler to Jake Heenan of Bristol Bears during a Gallagher Premiership rugby union match on Tuesday 27th December. Joe Marler has been charged with conduct prejudicial to the interest of the Union and the Game.

The judgment can be found here.