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Europe's bad boys in hot water ... again

Two No. 8’s have been cited for foul play in the Champions Cup and could face sanctions while one player in the Challenge Cup is also in hot water.

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In the first instance Bath Rugby No.8, Alfie Barbeary, was cited arising from his club’s Round Three match against Racing 92 at The Recreation Ground on Sunday, January 14.

Barbeary is alleged to have tackled the Racing 92 fullback, Max Spring, in a dangerous manner in the sixth minute of the match in contravention of Law 9.13.

Law 9.13 A player must not tackle an opponent early, late or dangerously:
Under World Rugby’s Sanctions for Foul Play, Law 9.13 carries the following sanction entry points – Low End: 2 weeks; Mid-range: 6 weeks; Top end: 10 to 52 weeks

Secondly, Barbeary is alleged to have struck the Racing 92 scrumhalf, Nolann Le Garrec, with his forearm in a dangerous manner in the 75th minute of the match in contravention of Law 9.11.

Law 9.11 A player must not do anything that is reckless or dangerous to others, including leading with the elbow or forearm.

Under World Rugby’s Sanctions for Foul Play, Law 9.11 carries the following sanction entry points – Low End: 2 weeks; Mid-range: 6 weeks; Top end: 10 to 52 weeks

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The complaints were made by the match Citing Commissioner, Tim Lowry (Ireland).

Barbeary was issued with a yellow card following both incidents by referee Andrea Piardi (Italy), and was consequently shown a red card.

As both incidents are now the subject of citing complaints, the red card decision will only be considered if the two citing complaints are dismissed.

Declan Goodwin (Wales), Chair, Jamie Corsi (Wales) and Bogdan Zebega (Romania) have been appointed as the independent Disciplinary Committee for the hearing which will take place by video conference on Wednesday (17 January).

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The second incident involves Exeter Chiefs No 8, Greg Fisilau, arising from his club’s match against Glasgow Warriors at Sandy Park on Saturday, January 13.

Fisilau is alleged to have tackled the Glasgow Warriors outside half, Duncan Weir (No 10), in a dangerous manner in the 9th minute of the match in contravention of Law 9.13.

The complaint was made by the match Citing Commissioner, Wejdane Limame (France).

Law 9.13 A player must not tackle an opponent early, late or dangerously:
Under World Rugby’s Sanctions for Foul Play, Law 9.13 carries the following sanction entry points – Low End: 2 weeks; Mid-range: 6 weeks; Top end: 10 to 52 weeks

Philippe Cavalieros (France), Chair, Stefan Terblanche (South Africa) and Jacques Boussuge (France) have been appointed as the independent Disciplinary Committee for the hearing which will take place by video conference tomorrow (Tuesday, 16 January).

The Scarlets centre, Johnny Williams, was issued with a red card during his club’s Challenge Cup, Round Three match against Clermont Auvergne at Stade Marcel-Michelin on Saturday, January 13.

Williams was sent off by the referee, Eoghan Cross (Ireland), in the 26th minute of the match for tackling Clermont centre, Julien Hériteau, in a dangerous manner in contravention of Law 9.13.

Law 9.13 A player must not tackle an opponent early, late or dangerously:
Under World Rugby’s Sanctions for Foul Play, Law 9.13 carries the following sanction entry points – Low End: 2 weeks; Mid-range: 6 weeks; Top end: 10 to 52 weeks

Mark Curran (Ireland), Chair, Daniel White (Ireland) and Valeriu Toma (Romania) have been appointed as the independent Disciplinary Committee for the hearing which will take place by video conference this evening (Monday, 15 January).

Source @EPCR

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