Biting saga needs more medical 'evidence'
NEWS UPDATE: Newcastle Falcons lock Calum Green won’t know the outcome of his disciplinary hearing until April 2 – at the earliest.
The panel investigating the incident has opted not to rush to a quick conclusion.
Green of appeared before an independent disciplinary panel on Wednesday.
The Falcons’ second row forward was cited by citing commissioner Andy Blyth, following the match between Newcastle Falcons and Sale Sharks last Saturday, March 23.
This was for biting an opponent in the 22nd minute of the first half of the Premiership match at St James’ Park contrary to Law 9.12 – a player must not physically abuse anyone including biting.
The panel – comprising Ian Unsworth (chairman), with John Greenwood and Tony Wheat – adjourned the hearing until Tuesday, April 2, when it and the parties will reconvene in Leeds.
Panel chair Ian Unsworth said: “The panel has directed that further independent medical evidence be obtained. The hearing of this matter will now commence next Tuesday.
“The panel directs that the player, Newcastle Falcons, Sale Sharks and the RFU are to make no further comment until the case has concluded.
“The player remains suspended until the conclusion of the matter.”
* Meanwhile Rob Webber (Sale Sharks) received a citing commissioner’s warning for his involvement in the incident.