Munster's Earls set for Wednesday London hearing

Colm Kinsella, Rugby Correspondent

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Colm Kinsella, Rugby Correspondent

Munster's Earls set for Wednesday London hearing

MUNSTER winger Keith Earls will appear before an independent disciplinary committee in London this Wednesday, following the red carded he picked up against Glasgow Warriors in Thomond Park on Saturday.

Earls was sent off by French referee for 'an alleged dangerous tackle' on Glasgow Warriors player Fraser Brown in the 19th minute of the Champions Cup game.

The Irish international will now appear before an independent disciplinary committee comprising of Mike Hamlin (England), Chairman, Roddy Dunlop QC (Scotland) and Andrea Caranci (Italy) in London on Wednesday.

Earls will be hoping to escape a ban, particularly with a Test match  against the All Blacks in Soldier Field, Chicago taking place on Saturday, November 5.

The Munster squad is currently preparing for Friday night's Guinness Pro12 clash with Ulster at Kingspan Stadiuml, Friday night, 7.05pm.

Munster's only win in their last six Pro12 fixtures against Irish provinces remains their 9-7 win over Ulster in Belfast last January.