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.
Jean-Jo Marmouyet is suspended until and including 23 January, 2011.
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:
Low End: 2 weeks
Mid Range: 5 weeks
Top End: 9+ weeks
Maximum Sanction: 52 weeks
AUGUSTIN COSTA REPETTO DECISION
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.
An independent Judicial Officer, Roger Morris (Wales), considered the matter today (Thursday, 20 January) and has determined that the sending-off was a sufficient sanction. Mr Costa Repetto is free to play.
(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/disciplinenews when 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