ADECISION on the fate of Colin Fisher, the Scottish Rugby Union official accused of bringing the game into disrepute, has been postponed after a disciplinary hearing was cancelled due to lack of interest.

Gordon Dixon, the SRU president, called a full meeting of the committee on Wednesday to examine the latest accusation made against the Exiles representative, who was also appointed by his colleagues as one of their two Scottish Rugby Executive Board members.

Fisher has survived two previous calls from senior officials for his resignation and, on this occasion, it was alleged that staff at Peebles Hydro had sought his removal from the hotel's lounge after a drinking session which followed a junior representative match. The Exiles under-16s players were staying in the same hotel.

Hours before the hearing was scheduled to take place at Murrayfield on Wednesday evening, it had to be cancelled because so many members had indicated they would be unable to attend.

An SRU spokesman said yesterday that attempts were being made to find an alternative date, while an exasperated Dixon, who has already made clear his view that the case should be addressed urgently, chose to say no more at this stage.

"I would prefer not to comment at this juncture until such time as we've had a meeting to discuss this matter, " he said.

Glasgow Hawks, the BT Premiership champions, have appointed Mark Sitch as their forwards coach to work with David Wilson, their new head coach, writes David Kelso.

Sitch, a former Australia Under-19 internationalist, who will continue to play in the back-row, has been with the club for five years since moving from Musselburgh.

Wilson, formerly the coach at GHA, and Sitch will be in charge for the first time when Hawks host Moseley in a preseason friendly at Anniesland on August 13. They also take on Preston Grasshoppers in Lancashire the following week.

Sale Sharks will face Ayr in the first round of the Glasgow City Sevens at Dumbreck tomorrow, while the Manchester club's second string take on West of Scotland.