Johannesburg - Western Province and Springbok flank Luke Watson will be called to a South African Rugby Union (Saru) disciplinary hearing in terms of the provisions of the Saru Code of Conduct.

This is as a result of comments said to have been made by the player at a rugby function in Cape Town on October 3.

Following an investigation by attorney Dekker Govender, he referred the matter to Judge Lex Mpati, chairperson of the National Judicial Committee of Saru, for adjudication in terms of Clause 4.3 of the Saru Code of Conduct.

This Clause makes provision for the matter to be referred to the chairperson of the Judicial Committee if the designated official determines that a breach of the Code may have been committed, pursuant to the Saru Constitution and Regulations.

Judge Mpati will now, in terms of the provisions of the Code of Conduct, appoint a judicial officer to chair the hearing where after a date for the hearing will be set.

Saru will make no further comment on the matter until the conclusion of the disciplinary hearing. - Sapa