18 May, 15:44
It's down to the wire now for the five contenders who have been shortlisted for the ultimate individual accolade in northern hemisphere rugby, ERC European Player of the Year 2013.
a) The Independent Disciplinary Committees are chosen by the Chairman of the independent Disciplinary Panel, Professor Lorne Crerar
b) For the first time, a three-person Independent Disciplinary Committee included one representative of the country of the party against whom the charge had been made
c) ERC Disciplinary Officer, Roger O'Connor, presents the cases against the club / individual
d) Both parties to the hearing (ERC and the club / individual) have the right to appeal decisions of the Independent Disciplinary Committee. Appeals must be lodged within three working days of receiving the full written decision from the Chairman of the Independent Disciplinary Committee
e) The full written decision of the Independent Disciplinary Committee will be available on http://www.ercrugby.com/disciplinenews when the disciplinary process is complete.