7 Jun, 15:39
ERC can confirm that the Federation Française de Rugby (FFR) has withdrawn its application to host the 2014 Heineken Cup and Amlin Challenge Cup finals, due to the ongoing uncertainty regarding the availability of the Stade de France.
The red card was issued in the 79thminute of the second half by referee Peter Allan (Scotland) for striking an opponent with the elbow in contravention of Law 10.4 (a).
The independent Judicial Officer appointed for the hearing is Roger Morris (Wales).
Law 10.4 (a) Striking - A player must not strike an opponent.
Under the IRB Recommended Sanctions for Offences Committed within the Playing Enclosure, Law 10.4 (a) - Striking an opponent with the elbow, carries the following penalties:
Lower End: 2 weeks
Mid Range: 5 weeks
Top End: 9+ weeks
Maximum Sanction: 52 weeks
AUGUSTIN COSTA REPETTO, the Petrarca Rugby player (No 2), received a red card during the Amlin Challenge Cup Pool 2 match against Sale Sharks at Edgeley Park on Friday, 14 January, 2011, as a result of receiving two yellow cards in the 43rdand 72ndminutes from referee Leighton Hodges (Wales).
The independent Judicial Officer appointed for the hearing by written submissions is Roger Morris (Wales).
(i) Red Cards
a) The case of any player sent off in the Heineken Cup or Amlin Challenge Cup game 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) Independent Disciplinary Hearing
a) The independent Judicial Officer is chosen by the Chairman of the independent Disciplinary Panel, Professor Lorne Crerar.
b) 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 72 hours of receiving the full written decision of the independent Judicial Officer.
c) The full written decision of the independent Judicial Officer will be available on www.ercrugby.com/disciplinenewswhen the disciplinary process is complete.
d) For IRB recommended sanctions for offences committed within the playing enclosure, Law 10.4(a), go to www.irb.com