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    from the Rabo:
    Two players have been cited for foul play following the weekend's RaboDirectPRO12 matches: Bradley Davies (Cardiff Blues) for an action contrary to Law 10.4(h) in the 6th minute of the match v Connacht at Cardiff on Friday 13th September 2013 and Lorenzo Cittadini (Benetton Treviso) for an action contrary to Law 10.4 (a) after 20 minutes of the match v Scarlets at Llanelli on Saturday 14th September 2013.

    Hearings for both players will be held before an independent RaboDirectPRO12 Disciplinary Committee of three, with details to be confirmed.

    Appendix

    Law 10.4 (h) – A player must not charge into a ruck or maul. Charging includes any contact made without use of the arms, or without grasping a player.

    Law 10.4 (a) – A player must not strike an opponent with the fist or arm, including the elbow, shoulder, head or knee(s).
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    #2
    oh & could this be considered a citing agaisnt Poite - http://www.irb.com/newsmedia/mediazo...ng+nz+sa+match

    Following an initial review, the IRB confirms that it was incorrect for referee Romain Poite to issue a yellow card to Bismarck du Plessis in the 17th minute of The Rugby Championship match between New Zealand and South Africa in Auckland on Saturday.
    Just as players and coaches make mistakes, the decision was an unfortunate case of human error by the match officials, who, having reviewed the match, fully recognise and accept that they made a mistake in the application of law.
    All match official performances are thoroughly reviewed and assessed by the IRB and are considered when appointments are made for future Test matches.
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      #3
      Wood of Gloucester got red-carded for a stamp on a head after 73 seconds!

      We'll know the suspension tomorrow.
      Ceterum censeo INM irrumandum esse.

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        #4
        Out of character I thought, looked bad but no big deal, hope Wood gets a short ban
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        What's the difference anyway
        When all the people do all day
        Is stare into a phone

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          #5
          Originally posted by sewa View Post
          Out of character I thought, looked bad but no big deal, hope Wood gets a short ban
          he got 8 weeks according to the beeb website - http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/rugby-union/24154608 won't be back until Nov 13th.
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            #6
            Rabo update-
            At a hearing in Scotland today, Lorenzo Cittadini of Benetton Treviso appeared before an independent RaboDirect PRO12 Disciplinary Committee comprised of John Kirk (Scotland, chair), Iain Goodall (Scotland) and Pamela Woodman (Scotland), having been cited for an infringement of Law 10.4(a) (Punching or striking. A player must not strike an opponent with the fist or arm, including the elbow, shoulder, head or knee(s).) in the match between Scarlets and Benetton Treviso on 14 September 2013.

            The Disciplinary Committee found that the player had committed the act of foul play, and found that it merited a mid range entry point. After applying aggravating and mitigating factors, the Disciplinary Committee imposed a sanction of three weeks. The player will be free to play from 5 October 2013 and has a right of appeal.
            Plato: \"One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors.\"

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              #7
              another rabo ruling -
              At a hearing in Scotland today, Bradley Davies of Cardiff Blues appeared before an independent RaboDirect PRO12 Disciplinary Committee comprised of John Kirk (Scotland, chair), Iain Goodall (Scotland) and Pamela Woodman (Scotland), having been cited for an infringement of Law 10.4(h) (A player must not charge into a ruck or maul. Charging includes any contact made without use of the arms, or without grasping a player.) in the match between Cardiff Blues and Connacht on 13 September 2013.

              Pursuant to clause 9.8.1 of the RaboDirect PRO12 Disciplinary Rules, the Disciplinary Committee amended the offence with which the player was charged to an infringement of Law 10.4(a) (Punching or striking. A player must not strike an opponent with the fist or arm, including the elbow, shoulder, head or knee(s).), and found that the player had committed an act of foul play under that law. The Disciplinary Committee found that the act of foul play merited a low end entry point and, after applying aggravating and mitigating factors, imposed a sanction of two weeks. The player will be free to play from 28 September 2013 and has a right of appeal.
              Plato: \"One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors.\"

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                #8
                Aleki Lutui, Edinburgh Hooker, has been cited for foul play contrary to Law 10.4 (e) - Dangerous tackling, following the weekend's RaboDirect PRO12 match between Ospreys and Edinburgh.
                A hearing will be held before an independent RaboDirect PRO12 Disciplinary Committee of three on Wednesday 25th September in Dublin.

                Appendix
                Law 10.4 (e) – Dangerous tackling. A player must not tackle an opponent early, late or dangerously.
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                  #9
                  result of Lutui hearing - he's available for selection for HEC:
                  At a hearing in Dublin today, the Edinburgh No 2, Aleki Lutui, appeared before an independent RaboDirect Pro12 Disciplinary Committee comprised of Pat Barriscale (Ireland, chair), Achille Reali (Italy) and David Hurley (Ireland), having been cited for an infringement of Law 10.4(e) (dangerous tackling) in the match between the Ospreys and Edinburgh on 21 September 2013.

                  The Disciplinary Committee upheld the citing complaint, finding that the player had committed the act of foul play and that it had warranted a red card. The Disciplinary Committee were satisfied, however, that the offending had been reckless rather than intentional, and having heard evidence and submissions from the player and his representative, categorised the offending as being at the lower end of the scale of seriousness. That represented an 'entry point' sanction of a two-week suspension. Following submissions in relation to aggravating and mitigating factors, the Disciplinary Committee determined that the appropriate sanction would be a two-week suspension.

                  The player is free to play from Monday, 7 October 2013, and has the right of appeal.
                  Plato: \"One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors.\"

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                    #10
                    http://www.ercrugby.com/eng/news/25084.php

                    Red card and citings - Round 1

                    ERC has received four citing complaints following the Round 1 matches in the Heineken Cup and the Amlin Challenge Cup, while Perpignan's Lifeimi Mafi was shown a red card.

                    HEINEKEN CUP

                    Red card - Lifeimi Mafi

                    The Perpignan centre, Lifeimi Mafi (No 12), was issued with a red card during the Heineken Cup Round 1 match against Gloucester Rugby at Kingsholm on Saturday, 12 October 2013.

                    Mafi was sent off by referee, Leighton Hodges (Wales), in the 74th minute of the Pool 6 match for an alleged dangerous tackle on the Gloucester Rugby centre, Ryan Mills (No 12) in contravention of Law 10.4(j).

                    Rod McKenzie (Scotland) has been appointed as the independent Judicial Officer for the hearing which will take place in Dublin on Thursday, 17 October.

                    Law 10.4(j) Lifting a player from the ground and either dropping or driving that player's head and/or upper body into the ground while the player's feet are off the ground

                    Under the IRB Sanctions for Foul Play, Law 10.4(j) carries the following sanction entry points: Low End: 4 weeks; Mid Range: 8 weeks; Top End: 12 to 52 weeks.

                    Citing - Naipolioni Nalaga

                    ERC has received a citing complaint against ASM Clermont Auvergne wing, Naipolioni Nalaga (No 11), following the Heineken Cup Round 1 match against Racing Metro 92 on Sunday, 13 October 2013.

                    Nalaga is alleged to have struck the Racing Metro 92 wing, Marc Andreu (No 14), with his knee during the second half of the Pool 4 match at Stade Yves du Manoir in contravention of Law 10.4(a). He was shown a yellow card by referee, Nigel Owens (Wales).

                    The complaint was made by the match Citing Commissioner, John West (Ireland).

                    Under ERC's discipline rules, the complaint was referred by ERC Disciplinary Officer, Roger O'Connor, to a 'gatekeeper' for review. The gatekeeper, Douglas Hunter, considered the evidence and found that in his opinion the incident warranted a red card and that the citing should proceed.

                    Antony Davies (England) has been appointed as the independent Judicial Officer for the hearing which will take place in Dublin on Thursday, 17 October.

                    Law 10.4(a) Punching or striking. A player must not strike an opponent with the fist or arm, including the elbow, shoulder, head or knee(s)

                    Under the IRB Sanctions for Foul Play (striking with the knee), Law 10.4(a) carries the following penalties: Low End: 3 weeks; Mid Range: 8 weeks; Top End: 12 to 52 weeks.

                    Citing - Samson Lee

                    ERC has received a citing complaint against the Scarlets tight-head prop, Samson Lee (No 3), following the Heineken Cup Round 1 match against Harlequins on Saturday, 12 October 2013.

                    Lee is alleged to have stamped or trampled on the Harlequins player, Danny Care (No 9), during the second half of the Pool 4 match at the Twickenham Stoop. He was shown a yellow card by referee, John Lacey (Ireland).

                    The complaint was made by the match Citing Commissioner, Jean-Claude Legendre (France).

                    Rod McKenzie (Scotland) has been appointed as the independent Judicial Officer for the hearing which will take place in Dublin on Thursday, 17 October.

                    Law 10.4(b) A player must not stamp or trample on an opponent

                    Under the IRB Sanctions for Foul Play, Law 10.4(b) carries the following sanction entry points: Low End: 2 weeks; Mid Range: 5 weeks; Top End: 9 to 52 weeks.

                    AMLIN CHALLENGE CUP

                    Citing - Adam Jaulhac


                    ERC has received a citing complaint against the Bordeaux-Bègles second row, Adam Jaulhac (No 5), following the Amlin Challenge Cup Round 1 match against Bath Rugby on Saturday, 12 October 2013.

                    Jaulhac is alleged to have punched or struck the Bath Rugby flanker, Francois Louw (No 7), during the second half of the Pool 2 match at Stade Chaban-Delmas.

                    The complaint was made by the match Citing Commissioner, Eugene Ryan (Ireland).

                    Antony Davies (England) has been appointed as the independent Judicial Officer for the hearing which will take place in Dublin on Wednesday, 16 October.

                    Law 10.4(a) Punching or striking. A player must not strike an opponent with the fist or arm, including the elbow, shoulder, head or knee(s)

                    Under the IRB Sanctions for Foul Play (punching or striking), Law 10.4 (a) carries the following penalties: Low End: 2 weeks; Mid Range: 5 weeks; Top End: 8 to 52 weeks.

                    Citing - Ollie Devoto

                    ERC has received a citing complaint against the Bath Rugby replacement, Ollie Devoto (No 22), following the Amlin Challenge Cup Round 1 match against Bordeaux-Bègles on Saturday, 12 October 2013.

                    Devoto is alleged to have struck the Bordeaux-Bègles wing, Blair Connor (No 11), with his head during the second half of the Pool 2 match at Stade Chaban-Delmas.

                    The complaint was made by the match Citing Commissioner, Eugene Ryan (Ireland).

                    Rod McKenzie (Scotland) has been appointed as the independent Judicial Officer for the hearing which will take place on Thursday, 17 October.

                    Law 10.4(a) Punching or striking. A player must not strike an opponent with the fist or arm, including the elbow, shoulder, head or knee(s)

                    Under the IRB Sanctions for Foul Play (striking with the head), Law 10.4(a) carries the following penalties: Low End: 4 weeks; Mid Range: 10 weeks; Top End: 16 to 52 weeks.

                    Notes

                    (i) Red Cards
                    a) The case of any player sent off in Heineken Cup or Amlin Challenge Cup games shall be adjudicated by an independent Judicial Officer as soon as is practicable.
                    b) Until the hearing the player is ineligible to play in any tournament.

                    (ii) Citing Commissioner
                    a) Citing Commissioners are appointed by ERC for all Heineken Cup and all televised Amlin Challenge Cup matches and shall be entitled to cite a player for any act or acts of Foul Play that in the Citing Commissioner's opinion warranted a red card.
                    b) For such matches, clubs will not have the power to cite a player but may refer incidents to the Citing Commissioner within 26 hours of the start of the match.
                    c) The Citing Commissioner will have 50 hours from the start of the match to make a citing. In certain circumstances this deadline can be extended.
                    d) The ERC Disciplinary Officer, Roger O'Connor, may forward the submitted citing to a Citing Officer to determine whether there are sufficient grounds for the citing to progress.
                    e) The Disciplinary Officer will then bring a charge against the cited player.

                    (iii) Disciplinary Hearing
                    a) The independent Judicial Officer is chosen by the chairman of the independent Disciplinary Panel, Professor Lorne Crerar.
                    b) ERC's Disciplinary Officer, Roger O'Connor, presents the case against the player.
                    c) If a citing complaint is upheld, the independent Judicial Officer will be required to consider the appropriate sanction. Under the IRB's sanctioning regime, which ERC is obliged to follow, the Judicial Officer will first assess the seriousness of the player's actions and determine which of the three stipulated entry points (lower end, mid range and top end) is the most appropriate.
                    d) The Judicial Officer will determine the appropriate entry point based on his/her assessment of a number of particular characteristics of the player's actions, including whether or not they were intentional, whether or not they caused any injuries and whether or not they had any effect on the relevant match.
                    e) After deciding the entry point, the Judicial Officer will then consider whether the suspension should be increased from the entry point to take account of certain specified aggravating factors, such as a poor disciplinary record or the need for deterrence, and/or decreased from the entry point to take account of certain specified mitigating actions, such as a guilty plea, a good disciplinary record, the player's conduct at the hearing and expressions of remorse.
                    d) A suspension is a blanket ban from playing rugby union anywhere in the world.
                    e) Both parties to the hearing (ERC and the player) have the right to appeal decisions of the independent Disciplinary Hearing. Appeals must be lodged within three (3) working days of receiving the full written decision of the Judicial Officer.
                    f) The full written decision of the Judicial Officer will be available on http://www.ercrugby.com/eng/discipline/news when the disciplinary process is complete
                    g) For IRB Sanctions for Foul Play, found at Appendix 1 to IRB Regulation 17, please go to www.irb.com

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                      #11
                      I'm confused regarding the Nalaga citing. He was yellow carded (harshly IMHO) but the 'gatekeeper' decided that it actually warranted a red card. Today it was found that the citing was upheld and that the yellow card was sufficient punishment meaning he is free to play this weekend.



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                      The citing complaint against the ASM Clermont Auvergne wing, Naipolioni Nalaga (No 11), arising from the Heineken Cup Round 1 match against Racing Metro 92 on Sunday, 13 October 2013, was upheld at an independent Disciplinary Hearing in Dublin, Thursday, 17 October.
                      However, it was also decided that the yellow card shown to the player during the match by referee Nigel Owens (Wales) was a sufficient sanction and therefore, Nalaga is free to play in Sunday's Heineken Cup Pool 4 game against Harlequins at Stade-Marcel Michelin.

                      Nalaga was alleged to have struck the Racing Metro 92 wing, Marc Andreu (No 14), with his knee during the second half of the match at Stade Yves du Manoir in contravention of Law 10.4(a).

                      The complaint was made by the match Citing Commissioner, John West (Ireland).

                      Under ERC's discipline rules, the complaint was referred by ERC Disciplinary Officer, Roger O'Connor, to a 'gatekeeper' for review. The gatekeeper, Douglas Hunter (Scotland), considered the evidence and found that in his opinion the incident warranted a red card and that the citing should proceed.

                      Law 10.4(a) Punching or striking. A player must not strike an opponent with the fist or arm, including the elbow, shoulder, head or knee(s) Under the IRB Sanctions for Foul Play (striking with the knee), Law 10.4(a) carries the following penalties: Low End: 3 weeks; Mid Range: 8 weeks; Top End: 12 to 52 weeks.

                      The independent Judicial Officer, Antony Davies (England), heard evidence and submissions from Nalaga, ASM Clermont Auvergne's legal representative, Charles Fribourg, and ERC Disciplinary Officer, Roger O'Connor.

                      The Judicial Officer determined that while Nalaga's lifting of the knee constituted reckless foul play, he did not regard the action as warranting a red card. He added that in his opinion, there was no intent on Nalaga's part to injure Andreu, and that Andreu's technique in the tackle was poor.

                      The Judicial Officer expressed his concern to Nalaga regarding the player's high knee-lift going into a contact situation before deciding to uphold the citing complaint, and not to impose any sanction.
                      The Beatings Will Continue Until Morale Improves

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                        #12
                        If you don't regard the action as warranting a red card, you have to dismiss the citing.

                        Davies made a pig's mickey of it.
                        Ceterum censeo INM irrumandum esse.

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                          #13
                          Maybe my Mongos understanding of English is not good but wasn't he cited on the basis of yer mano deciding that it warranted a red card yet they've upheald the citing and said that the yellow card was sufficient punishment?

                          I doubt that the French will be too pleased with the apparent balls up.
                          The Beatings Will Continue Until Morale Improves

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                            #14
                            The English JO made a hames of it, yes.

                            Parra got four weeks, btw, after waiting until yesterday for a hearing over a mental flurry of punches delivered back on the 28th of September, so the French are in no position to comment on anything on this front.
                            Ceterum censeo INM irrumandum esse.

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                              #15
                              Mafi done for 6 weeks but back on 8th Dec, so will be playing against us.
                              The Beatings Will Continue Until Morale Improves

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