Queensland Super Rugby captain James Horwill will face a SANZAR hearing next week over post-match comments regarding refereeing.

Queensland skipper James Horwill will face a SANZAR judicial hearing after claiming the Reds were ‘robbed’ following their Super Rugby loss to Melbourne.

SANZAR announced on Friday it had completed the initial investigation into Horwill’s interview after last weekend’s 30-27 defeat.

The matter was referred for a teleconference hearing at 5:30pm (AEST) on Tuesday.

“In the end, once again we were robbed by a stupid refereeing decision,” Horwill said in the interview.

The former Australian skipper was fuming after the video referee belatedly reversed a decision and penalised Reds back-rower Ed O’Donoghue for eye-gouging Rebels captain Scott Higginbotham in the 79th minute.

Melbourne landed the subsequent penalty goal to win the game.

O’Donoghue was cleared of eye-gouging at a SANZAR hearing on Monday night.