HAWICK have been ordered to play their postponed Premier 1 game against Glasgow Hawks next Tuesday.
They have also been handed a £525 fine and deducted five points for dipping out of the scheduled match last Saturday at Old Anniesland due to lack of front row cover.
Premier 1 representative on the championship committee, Gordon Cairns, said: “It’s crucial to the integrity of Scotland’s top domestic division that matches are fulfilled as scheduled.
“Hawick have failed to justify ‘just cause’ for the non-fulfillment of their Premier 1 fixture against Glasgow Hawks on Saturday (April 2) and so, in accordance with Regulation 6, have been penalised five championship points and fined £525 which will subtracted from the financial contributions made to the club from Scottish Rugby next season and paid to Glasgow Hawks to cover the expenses they incurred.”
The match has been rescheduled to Tuesday 12 April at Old Anniesland (kick-off, 7.30pm).
Hawick have the right to appeal this decision within seven days of receipt of this notification.