Worcester full-back Thinus Delport faces a Rugby Football Union disciplinary hearing in London today after being sent off for receiving two yellow cards against London Irish at the weekend.

Delport was sin-binned for a late tackle on Exiles winger Delon Armitage in the first half of Worcester's 12-10 defeat.

The former South African international then received his marching orders after 55 minutes for punching.

Meanwhile, London Irish director of rugby Brian Smith has been charged with abusing match officials during and after a Guinness A League match against Gloucester A on March 27.

Smith has been accused of "conduct prejudicial to the interests of the union and the game" with regard to comments he allegedly directed towards referee Nick Williams and touch judge James Minards. He must attend an RFU hearing on May 2 in Bristol.

* North Midlands winger Miles Benjamin (King Edward's School, Birmingham), scored three tries as England Under-18 began their defence of the AER Championship with a 67-12 win over Portugal in Treviso. North Midlands fly-half George Crook (Bromsgrove School, Worcester Warriors) kicked five conversions. England play Italy tomorrow.