RUGBY: Tring Rugby Club face an RFU investigation after a crass show of indiscipline by their colts side in a recent match with fierce rivals Camelot.
It was the first time the sides had met in the league for a number of years, and tempers flared both on the pitch and on the touchline as hosts Camelot edged their way to a 17-12 victory.
Members of the Tring Colts playing and coaching staff were incensed at what they saw to be an extremely poor refereeing display, and launched into a barrage of abuse at the match official.
The visitors were shown one red card during the game and a further two afterwards as emotions ran high – and the referee in question confirmed he would be reporting the club to the RFU for their behaviour.
Tring representatives have since written to the referee to apologise for their actions, and the red-carded players have been handed two-week bans.
A spokesperson from the club said: “In terms of the game against Camelot it was a fractious local derby match which resulted in three red and two yellow cards for Tring.
“TringRugby are a community family club and don’t accept such behaviour as was displayed.
“The whole squad has been spoken to at length by the senior executive of the club and we’ve taken internal action against the players involved.
“We await further contact from the RFU.”